Arch Manning’s decision to attend Texas sent massive reverberations throughout the college football world.
Last year, Manning was the most sought-after young high school recruit in the nation. The mania surrounding which university he would attend reached a fever pitch. At one point, a video of him in bed with some blonde jokingly committing to her school went mega-viral.
Eventually Manning committed to the Longhorns, though – and then the noise stopped. For a bit.
Over the past month, speculation has ramped up that Manning may not be totally happy with his decision to play for Steve Sarkisian and Co.
At first, three schools were mentioned as potential transfer options for him. Then that list dwindled down to just two programs.
This week, a dark horse possible suitor for Manning emerged: Miami.
As noted by college football insider Scott Saloman, the Hurricanes could make sense for the youngster. Between Tyler Van Dyke being transfer portal-bound and Emory Williams nursing a compound fracture in his right arm, there would definitely be an opportunity for Manning to join Miami and make an immediate impact.
This is a program that finished 7-5 despite playing in the atrocious ACC. And while the Hurricanes don’t quite fit the typical mold that the Manning Clan looks for when it chooses schools to attend, there could be some surprising synergy there.
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The reality of the situation is that Manning isn’t getting playing time at Texas any time soon. Between Quinn Ewers and Maalik Murphy, Manning has simply too much talent ahead of him.
If the Mannings want their boy to play, he has to go elsewhere.
Can Miami pull off the heist of the century and convince Manning to leave Texas? Time will tell.
A longtime sports reporter, Carlos Garcia has written about some of the biggest and most notable athletic events of the last 5 years. He has been credentialed to cover MLS, NBA and MLB games all over the United States. His work has been published on Fox Sports, Bleacher Report, AOL and the Washington Post.