Arch Manning is the most heralded high school football prospect in the country right now.
The mania surrounding Arch’s recruitment and impending collegiate status is rivaled only by the hoopla that once surrounded LeBron James. Nobody else has ever come close.
At one point, Arch offering some random blonde girl a pledge to join a university in bed became the most viral video on the internet. That is how crazy the proceedings have gotten.
Recently, a new bit of information regarding Arch’s future emerged. Apparently he is now particularly enamored with three specific programs.
During a recent appearance on 247Sports Football Recruiting Podcast, college football insider Steve Wiltfong revealed that three schools specifically have done a standout job targeting Arch.
“As he continues to be diligent with this process, the schools, of course, that are in the mix are Alabama, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Ole Miss and Texas,” he said.
“I think that Alabama, Georgia and Texas, particularly, have done a really good job with Arch, who has high interest in all the schools I mentioned. LSU’s making a later move here under the new coaching staff, and the same goes for Florida, and I think he wants to give those programs a good look. He’s intrigued by them.
“And then, certainly, Ole Miss — Charlie Weis Jr., the new offensive coordinator went into Arch’s school all three weeks of the January period and (head coach) Lane Kiffin spent most of one day there as well, and he’s a legacy recruit for the Rebels (as Cooper Manning’s son and Eli Manning’s nephew). But expect him to take some spring and summer visits and then go from there.”
This aligns with previous reporting suggesting that finalists are starting to emerge in this process.
It also goes hand-in-hand with recent leaks that one big-name program has officially been removed from the Arch Manning Sweepstakes and that another dark-horse continues to hover in the background.
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This past year Arch passed for 1,913 yards and 26 touchdowns in 10 games. Beyond that, he also ran for 381 yards and six touchdowns on the ground. The hype is real and justified. He has game-changer potential for any program he links up with.
Soon enough, the Mannings will decide where the heir apparent to the dynasty will eventually end up going. And once he does, it will be fascinating to see if he will ultimately be able to live up to the hype.