“Committed to the University of Texas,” Manning wrote on Twitter. The soon-to-be high school senior isn’t active on social media, saving his first Twitter post for a commitment announcement to the Longhorns. Manning isn’t following anyone on the social media platform, yet has over 20,000 followers.
The Isidore Newman School (New Orleans) prospect is seen as a generational quarterback talent with the backing of a family full of quarterbacks. Manning is the nephew of Super Bowl-winning quarterbacks Peyton and Eli Manning. He is the grandson of Archie Manning.
Manning chose Texas over every college program in the country. He had whittled his list down to Georgia, Texas, Ole Miss and Alabama over the last few months.
This is a massive win for second-year Longhorns head coach Steve Sarkisian. Sarkisian worked to build a relationship with the Manning family and his reputation as a quarterbacks coach and offensive strategist won them over.
Manning made numerous visits to Austin, including last weekend, during his recruiting process. Manning’s decision will likely set off a domino effect in Texas’ 2023 recruiting class. The best high school players usually want to play together. When a prospect of Manning’s stature commits to a program, other prospects take notice.
The Longhorns currently have five players committed in the 2023 class, including Houston Aldine Eisenhower four-star receiver Ryan Niblett.