Arch Manning is the most sought-after high school football prospect in the nation.
The noise and hysteria surrounding his recruitment has reached insane levels. Not since LeBron James was coming out of school two decades ago has anyone garnered this level of hype.
A dumb video of Arch giving some random blonde girl a commitment to her school in bed, clearly not seriously, generated millions upon millions of views. That’s how dumb the proceedings have become.
Up to this point, two very prominent schools have widely been viewed as the most legitimate candidates to add Arch to their football programs.
This week, the heir to the Manning throne himself hinted that one SEC powerhouse in particular had really impressed him.
“I love coach Kirby (Smart), and he’s a real normal guy, a great coach,” he told Sam Spiegelman of On3. “Athens is probably the best college town I’ve ever been to. The coaches are all good people, they know how to win, know what it takes, and it was cool seeing that.”
Now compare that to the feelings Arch apparently has about Nick Saban and Alabama these days.
It feels like the writing is on the wall.
Last year Arch put up 1,913 yards and 26 scores via the air over the course of 10 games. Beyond that, he also pitched in 381 yards and six touchdowns on the ground.
His skill is undeniable. The youngster has generational promise.
Obviously anything can still happen. Until a commitment is made, nothing is etched in stone.
— Game 7 (@game7__) May 17, 2022
And even then – circumstances can still change.
But it really feels like Georgia is starting to pull away from the pack here.
Will Arch Manning ultimately join the Bulldogs when it’s all said and done? Time will tell.