Ole Miss head coach Lane Kiffin has always had a flare for garnering attention. And the recruiting trail is no different.
This afternoon, he posted a photo of a flight tracker headed toward New Orleans, where he will visit the school of Five-Star Plus+ quarterback Arch Manning. 247Sports’ Steve Wiltfong confirmed with Manning’s high school head coach that Kiffin is indeed to headed to the school.
Manning is the No. 1 recruit in the 2023 On3 Consensus, a complete and equally weighted industry-generated average that utilizes all four major recruiting media companies.
He is also one of four Five-Star Plus+ prospects in the class with Alpharetta (Ga.) Milton EDGE Lebbeus Overton, Los Alamitos (Calif.) quarterback Malachi Nelson and Lakeland (Fla.) Lake Gibson cornerback Cormani McClain. The recognition means they are ranked as a five-star recruit by all four major recruiting media companies.
Last week, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart, offensive coordinator Todd Monken, assistant head coach Matt Luke, and offensive quality control assistant Buster Faulkner all stopped by to watch Manning play basketball. This past weekend, Alabama head coach Nick Saban and coaches from Texas’ staff were in town to watch the football prodigy on the hardwood.
The Crimson Tide and Bulldogs — along with Clemson, Ole Miss and Texas — are the five main schools vying for Manning’s commitment. Georgia is the current favorite for Arch Manning, according to the On3 Recruiting Prediction Machine (RPM).