Arch Manning’s recruiting process has been one of the most closely followed in college football history. Everyone’s keeping a close eye as the nation’s top recruit of the 2023 class decides where he’ll play next.
For anyone who’s been following along, they’ll tell you it’s pretty much a six-horse race at this point, with three of those schools clearly leading the pack. Alabama is currently considered the favorite, followed by Texas and Georgia. Ole Miss, LSU and Florida have also been mentioned as possible destinations, although all three are considered long-shots at this point.
One school that hasn’t been mentioned at all is the University of Virginia, but that could change after Arch reportedly took a visit to their campus in Charlottesville on Friday.
Up until this point, Manning’s really only been connected to the biggest schools in college football, which makes this visit to Virginia seem somewhat odd. However, there’s a very good reason for it, as Manning’s mom and aunt both attended the school.
The chanced of Arch becoming a Cavalier are obviously slim, as it’s highly unlikely that he would join an ACC team that’s coming off a 6-6 season. It’s nice to see that he still cares about making his mother happy, though. I bet that’s something the NFL scouts will be going gaga over when they begin scouting the nephew of Peyton and Eli down the road.
After all, which scout doesn’t love a good story about a player’s character?