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WATCH: Texas commit Arch Manning shows why Texas spent so much money recruiting him

1 of 280,000 reasons we already love Arch.

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In their pursuit of top 2023 quarterback Arch Manning (and, worth mentioning, other players), the Texas Longhorns spent roughly $280,000, according to a recent report in The Athletic. That’s a lot of dough – you can almost afford a shack in East Austin with that.

Then again, after watching Manning go 22-of-38 passing for 317 yards and four touchdowns last night, leading Isidore Newman to a 54-52 win, suddenly, it’s a reasonable price. Manning also ran for a 35-yard touchdown and one of the touchdowns passes was a dime on a 4th and 13 as the Greenies overcame an 18-point deficit.

Here’s how 247Sports broke down Manning’s evaluation last week:

“The nation’s No. 1 appeared comfortable in and outside the pocket throughout the evening, displaying his athleticism, timeliness, and accuracy throughout the game. Although the competition level is a legitimate question, Manning delivered the type of performance we expect from a player in his position and appeared very much like a prospect playing at a different level than his peers.”

In other words, expectations remain high for the Bayou State product.