Arch Manning, the most touted high school football quarterback in the nation, has been touring various universities over the past month. Three schools are said to have made a strong impression on him, and two are considered ‘frontrunners’ to ultimately secure his collegiate services.
This week, Arch scheduled his most notable visit to date.
According to insider Brad Logan, Arch will visit Ole Miss on July 26.
2023 QB Arch Manning from New Orleans, LA (Isidore Newman), will visit Ole Miss on July 26th, per @YancyPorter.
— Brad Logan (@BradLoganCOTE) July 10, 2021
The noteworthiness of this particular stop is self-evident. Arch’s grandfather, Archie, starred at Ole Miss. Moreover, Arch’s uncle and former New York Giants legend, Eli, played there as well.
At the moment, Ole Miss is viewed as something of a ‘sleeper’ contender for the youngster.
It goes without saying that Arch is an incredible talent, even if you discount his talent-infused genetics.
The Bucks owner’s daughter decided to bring 2021 in with a bang by stripping all her clothes off. https://t.co/UgzhEEna4o
— Game 7 (@game7__) January 7, 2021
Last year he recorded 1,922 yards, 21 touchdowns and 7 interceptions on 146-for-219 passing while leading his school to a 9-1 record and Louisiana Division III state semifinal berth as a sophomore.
One season earlier, in 2019, he racked up 2,438 yards, 34 touchdowns and 6 picks on 194-for-296 passing while leading his school to a 9-2 record and second-round playoff appearance in Louisiana’s Division III bracket.
Even though Eli is clearly busy with his special new Giants gig, and uncle Peyton is always in the news for one thing or another, both would be wise to call a timeout and really take a hard look at how quickly their nephew is developing. Arch is all but a lock to make it to the pros, and it’s going to be a lot of fun watching his journey there.
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.