Arch Manning, the No. 1 overall recruit according to the On3 Consensus and a Five-Star Plus+ prospect, captured the attention of the sports world on Thursday when he announced his commitment to the Texas Longhorns.
When someone from football’s first family makes an announcement like that, it draws national attention. Manning’s commitment did just that, with some of the biggest media outlets taking notice of the announcement.
Like, for instance, the NFL itself and the worldwide leader.
Media entities who cover other teams, including rival Texas A&M, acknowledged just how big the decision to go from New Orleans to Austin was
On3 had the recruitment covered from top to bottom, and some national correspondents reacted to the news.
Texas head coach Steve Sarkisian was obviously excited.
Even fellow recruits chimed in on the commitment, like 2023 DeSoto (Texas) wide receiver Johntay Cook…
… and 2023 Arlington (Texas) Martin defensive back Javien Toviano…
… and 2023 Spring (Texas) Dekaney wide receiver Jonah Wilson.
Former players also celebrated the news, like Longhorn and NFL tight end Jermichael Finley…
and former Longhorn quarterback Chris Simms, who knows a thing or two about what Manning had to deal with in his recruitment.
Even Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams, a bona fide Longhorn legend, kept his eye on the Manning recruitment and celebrated his choice.
Of course, current Longhorns were excited about the commitment, like DeMarvion Overshown…
and walk-on Michael Taaffe, who hosted Manning on his recent official visit to Austin, Texas.
What are the recruiting effects of Manning’s choice? Texas running back Jaydon Blue hinted that others could join the Five-Star Plus+ gunslinger.
… and Brenen Thompson.
With news this big, more reaction is on the way. Recruits, people generally involved in football, media members, and so many more are seeing the impact of Arch Manning to Texas. Stay tuned…