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Steve Sarkisian drops not-so cryptic tweet following Arch Manning commitment

Article written by:On3 imageJames Fletcher III


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The most publicly discussed recruitment in modern history is over, with Five-Star Plus+ quarterback Arch Manning announcing his commitment to Texas and head coach Steve Sarkisian via social media. After hearing the news, the second-year head coach voiced his excitement on social media with his signature tagline and a famous image.

Steve Sarkisian sent a tweet with the caption “All Gas, No Brakes!” shortly after Arch Manning tweeted his own message about committing to the Longhorns. The head coach also included an image of beloved mascot Bevo, shrouded in fog as he entered the field at DKR Texas Memorial Stadium.

Texas football also got in on the bit with a video of Sarkisian celebrating during a game last season.

While head coaches cannot comment directly on recruits before they sign the dotted line on their National Letter of Intent, there is little question what Sarkisian was references online. The trend has also become popular among coaches, with Lane Kiffin and Lincoln Riley regularly signaling the arrival of players with a discrete sign.

More about Arch Manning

Manning is the unanimous No. 1 overall player in the 2023 class, according to the Industry Comparison Tool. He is in line to the first unanimous top recruit since Rashan Gary in the 2016 cycle.

“His skill set is unique, but it’s very exceptional,” New Orleans Isidore Newman head coach Nelson Stewart told On3. “When you see him, he’s 6-4. He’s almost 220 pounds. He’s one of our top two or three fastest kids. He runs a 4.6 40.”

Manning’s recruitment has gone at a steady pace over the past year as he stuck to a patient gameplan and kept his cards close to the vest. He started off with five main schools in the mix for his recruitment: AlabamaClemsonGeorgiaOle Miss and Texas.