Newman’s Arch Manning commits to Texas Longhorns

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Arch Manning: Newman vs East Jefferson 2020
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Arch Manning – the third-generation standout quarterback widely regarded as the top player nationally in the Class of 2023 – announced Thursday morning via social media that he has verbally committed to the University of Texas.

Manning will enter his fourth year as the starting quarterback at Newman, where he has followed in the footsteps of uncles Peyton and Eli. Arch’s father, Cooper, also attended Newman but played wide receiver.

Peyton attended Tennessee, while Eli, Cooper and grandfather Archie all went to Ole Miss. Arch Manning will be the first member of his football family to play outside of the Southeastern Conference – at least for now, since Texas is leaving the Big 12 for the SEC by no later than the 2025 season.

In his Newman career, Manning has thrown for 6,305 yards and 81 touchdowns, twice leading the Greenies to the Division III semifinals.

Earlier this month, Manning made official visits to Georgia, Alabama and Texas. Last fall, he took unofficial visits to those three schools, along with Clemson and his father’s alma mater, Ole Miss.

Manning joins his teammate, tight end Will Randle, in committing to Texas. Randle made his intentions known over the weekend.

Manning has had a Twitter account since February, but this was his first post. He has more than 22,000 followers.

The news comes just hours before the start of the Manning Passing Academy in Thibodaux, the annual event hosted by the Manning family featuring more than 1,000 campers and dozens of college quarterbacks.


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Lenny was involved in college athletics starting in the early 1980s, when he began working Tulane University sporting events while still attending Archbishop Rummel High School. He continued that relationship as a student at Loyola University, where he graduated in 1987. For the next 11 years, Vangilder worked in the sports information offices at Southwestern Louisiana (now UL-Lafayette) and Tulane;…

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