Sometime around the moment top 2023 recruit, quarterback Arch Manning, announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns, something in the college football world suddenly broke. Twitter and its host of users constantly in search of affirmation, for example, couldn’t seem to handle the fact that Texas landed all three of 247Sports’ perfectly scored quarterbacks, including the legendary Vince Young, Quinn Ewers, and now, Manning.
(Read ‘em and weep, by the way.)
So, as the Internet does, it threw logic and reason to the wayside and, instead, opted to suggest the Manning commitment was the first sign of Ewers’ transfer to come.
Take this exchange as an example:
Quarterbacks plans never work out the way you’d think they do, especially in 2022 with the transfer rule and two people who have never thrown a pass in college football. https://t.co/u0BuZDSulX— Ari Wasserman (@AriWasserman) June 24, 2022
Seems pretty narrow for those earning the big bucks. Then again (re: sarcasm incoming), it’s hard to imagine the youngest member of a quarterback dynasty – who took extremely careful consideration in deciding where he’d continue his football career, and with whom – understanding sitting for a year, perhaps even two, is a positive for positional development.
At the end of the day, head coach Steve Sarkisian’s recent track record in developing quarterbacks is pretty damn solid. Alabama Crimson Tide alum Mac Jones went from being a pudgy three-star recruit to an NFL Draft first round pick in a few years alongside Sarkisian.
Imagine what he can do with two of college football’s highest touted recruits.
In one quarterback room, eventually, no less.
Meanwhile, there are others who strike a decent point.
Quinn Ewers and Arch Manning. Seems a lot to just try and beat Kansas.— Jeremie Poplin (@jeremiepoplin) June 23, 2022
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Arch Manning’s coach details why star QB chose UT, Steve Sarkisian
Austin American-Statesman: Texas football fans are overjoyed by Arch Manning commitment
Austin American-Statesman: Bohls: Landing Arch Manning is a big endorsement for Texas, Sarkisian
Austin American-Statesman: From Vince to Hudson: A look at the top QBS signed by Texas since 2000
Austin American-Statesman: With Arch Manning, Texas could be ready to take SEC by storm
Dallas Morning News: NIL era brought what some expected, others feared. What’s next for college athletics?
Dallas Morning News: Everyone thought Arch Manning was SEC-bound, and his Texas choice keeps him on track
247Sports: How Arch Manning fits in Steve Sarkisian’s offense
247Sports: Arch Manning’s commitment punctuates a triumphant offseason for Steve Sarkisian, Texas
Inside Texas: Texas playbook 101: Sim and creeper blitzes
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
What Arch Manning’s commitment means for Texas
Meet Texas walk-on DB Michael Taaffe, Arch Manning’s host on his official visit
247Sports: How the Arch Manning recruitment unfolded in favor of Texas
247Sports: Texas recruiting dominoes that could fall after Arch Manning’s commitment
247Sports: Previewing the weekend’s official visits to Texas
247Sports: Mike at Night: Thoughts on the Arch Manning commitment and everything moving forward
247Sports: Five Texas targets that Arch Manning’s commitment impacts the most + two new crystal ball predictions
Inside Texas: Friday: Texas’ focus and effort on recruiting
Inside Texas: Texas adds another five-star plus+ quarterback to the equation
Inside Texas: Humidor Pt. 1: The unsung heroes of the Arch recruitment + background notes
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: 2022 Baylor Football Opponent Quick-Hitter: Iowa State
Our Daily Bears: Baylor lands 2023 5-star SG Ja’Kobe Walter
Our Daily Bears: Baylor’s NBA Draft wishlist
Frogs O’ War: Former Frog KaVontae Turpin wins USFL MVP
Crimson and Cream Machine: OU defeats Texas A&M, 5-1, advances to MCWS Final
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: How you win matters
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia to host Auburn in basketball
Wide Right & Natty Lite: The official WRNL Draft big board
Wide Right & Natty Lite: Carson Hansen commits to Iowa State
Wide Right & Natty Lite: More Cyclone football bold takes for 2022
Bring On The Cats: Kansas State Recruiting: Dylan Edwards commits!
Rock Chalk Talk: Ochai Agbaji to Cleveland Cavaliers with No. 14 pick of NBA Draft
Rock Chalk Talk: Christian Braun to Denver Nuggets with No. 21 pick of NBA Draft
WHAT WE’RE READING
SB Nation: Faced with several challenges, Nazem Kadri is one win away from history
SB Nation: Instant grades for every 2022 NBA Draft first round pick
SB Nation: NBA Draft results 2022: Pick-by-pick tracker for every selection
NEWS ACROSS LONGHORN NATION AND BEYOND
- One more time for those in the back.
It’s hilarious to hear Longhorn haters point to NIL as the reason for Arch Manning’s decision. Like the Mannings need money It was a football decision. They believe in Steve Sarkisian. Period.— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) June 24, 2022