Arch Manning

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QB / 6-4 / 215
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Isidore Newman
New Orleans, LA
Arch Manning Scouting Journals


Arch Manning senior spring game
Sam Spiegelman National Recruiting Analyst

Five-Star Plus+ QB Arch Manning opened the spring in mid-season form and wrapped up the spring on another high note. Manning, the Consensus No. 1 player in the country, continues to evolve and polish up his game. This time four years ago, we saw a preview of the type of signal-caller Manning would evolve into — meticulous, accurate and fantastic athleticism. Manning effortlessly pushed the ball downfield with outstanding deep-ball touch to a host of different receivers. He carefully went through his reads and showcased sharp mechanics as he led the New Orleans (La.) Isidore Newman offense up and down the field, timing his throws over the middle and outside the numbers and flashing with his decision-making as also his quick trigger, finishing the exhibition with five touchdowns and even more anticipation for this coming fall.


Arch Manning maintains No. 1 spot in overhauled On300
Charles Power
Ranking Evaluation

Arch Manning continues to hold down the No. 1 overall spot in the On300, also making him the top-ranked quarterback in the cycle. We first saw Manning in person last summer alongside most of the other top 2023 quarterbacks on the college camp circuit. He was the most developed and well-rounded of the group. At 6-foot-4, 215-pounds, Manning has one of the quicker releases we’ve seen from a high school quarterback in recent cycles. His ability to to make translatable, high-level plays from within the pocket and outside of structure. He’s an accurate passer to all levels. Manning also has shown the ability to create some big gains with his legs, rushing for around 400 yards and seven touchdowns as a junior at New Orleans Isidore Newman.


Manning flawless against Pearl River
Charles Power

Arch Manning had his best game of the season thus far in a 59-7 win over Pearl River (La.). On3’s No. 1 prospect in the 2023 cycle was 25-of-33 for 295 yards and five touchdowns. He has yet to throw an interception in the first three games of the season. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder made easy work of the Pearl River defense, showing off his lightning-quick release. Manning is making quick decisions and delivering the ball with precision and accuracy. He had a few very impressive throws, including a flawless deep touchdown in the first quarter.


Manning makes easy work of junior debut
Charles Power

Friday night marked the season debut for Arch Manning and his New Orleans Isidore Newman team due to Hurricane Ida. Manning and his Newman squad made easy work of an overmatched Vandebilt Catholic team, jumping out to a quick 28-0 lead in the first half. Manning was able to find open receivers downfield early on. His best play of the night came when he stepped up in the pocket and found a streaking receiver down the left sideline. We saw similarly impressive pocket movement from Manning on several other occasions. Manning finished 19-of-34 for 238 yards and three touchdowns with several incompletions being dropped passes. The Newman offense slowed down a bit in the second half, so there are certainly some areas to improve moving forward. But overall, we saw some of the continued development from the top junior prospect. He processed the game quickly and looks to have continued to progress both physically and instinctually.


Clemson Camp
Charles Power

Manning made his first college visit in over a year to Clemson for the Tigers’ camp. He worked out during the afternoon session on Saturday, June 5. Manning drew the close attention of Dabo Swinney along with several Clemson staffers, current players and fellow campers. This was our first opportunity to see the touted 2023 prospect perform in person and he did not disappoint.

For starters, he has grown significantly since he burst on the recruiting radar as a ninth grader. He’s a legitimate 6-foot-3 (if not a shade taller) and has filled out to what looks around 190-200 pounds. Manning was highly efficient and precise in drills. His footwork was the most refined and polished of the several top quarterbacks we saw over the course of the week. He was also the most accurate in location drills, with very few errant throws on the day. At this point, his most unique attribute is the throwing motion and release. Manning has a quick, compact motion with no moving parts and is very mechanically sound as a passer. The release is lightning quick and special at this stage. It’s so fast you almost don’t catch it in real time.

The most pleasant surprise was Manning's arm strength. He generated zip and was able to locate the ball to all levels of the field with little effort. He made several highlight throws, including a pretty deep ball to fellow 2023 prospect, Brandon Inniss. The throw prompted outward exuberance from an onlooking Dabo Swinney. Manning also had a spectacular pass to tight end/defensive lineman Matayo Uiagalelei in 1-on-1’s. The throw was a deep ball that was dropped in a bucket from 50 yards out. If there is one area for improvement with Manning, it would be continuing to improve on spinning the ball consistently. There were a few occasions where the ball didn’t come out of his hand cleanly, even if he was accurate. It also took him a bit to adjust to leading speedy receivers with his throws.