Arch Manning, a Texas football commit, is no longer viewed as the ideal quarterback prospect by ESPN.
By eliminating Arch Manning’s flawless recruitment ranking, ESPN felt as though they were destroying something wonderful.
On June 23, Manning chose Texas’ football team over Alabama and Georgia. The exceptional Isidore Newman, a recruit from New Orleans, had been the top candidate during the entire process.
However, Malachi Nelson of Los Alamitos, California, a USC football commit, has overtaken him, reducing his flawless 5-star rating. Although it was a long run, it is now done.
Nelson demonstrated to ESPN who No. 2 works for, even though 247Sports, On3, and Rivals still rank Manning as No. 1. This was done after The Undefeated slapped Manning with the Horns Down in its most recent recruiting update.
According to ESPN, Arch Manning is no longer a top prospect
Why the heck did it happen? Okay, I’ll tell you. This was inescapable. It had to happen. One of the top four recruiting services was eventually going to penalize Manning for skipping camps, 7-on-7 competitions, Elite 11, and similar events.
From the outset, his recruitment has been completely different. Although the conventional method continues to be effective, individuals adore these quarterbacks for 2023.
Nelson, Nico Iamaleava (Tennessee), Dante Moore (Oregon), Jackson Arnold (Oklahoma), or Eli Holstein (Alabama) are just a few of the quarterbacks in this class that stand out as being among the best in recent memory.
While Arnold and Christopher Vizzina (Clemson) have just recently attained five-star rank, Nelson, Iamaleava, and Moore have long been five-star players.
Even four-star players like J.J. Kohl (Iowa State) and Holstein have drawn attention at these camps where Manning has not attended.
ESPN is evaluating what it is seeing right now and is not demeaning the Mannings in any way. Of course, Manning’s appraisal is also greatly influenced by another important element. Sadly, he would have trouble hiring because of the level of competition.
Odell Beckham Jr. and all the Mannings attended Isidore Newman, a small private school in New Orleans. In either California or Texas, schools with at least 3,000 students will host performances by Arnold, Iamaleava, and Nelson.
Although quarterbacks from tiny high schools have thrived in college and beyond, it is something to be mindful of in the recruiting industry.
But Manning won’t be flawless once more until he has an outstanding senior year at Isidore Newman.