The biggest college football news of the week was easily 2023 five-star quarterback Arch Manning’s commitment to Texas.
Manning’s decision, which was announced on Thursday, ended one of the most high-profile recruitments in college football history.
Tennessee Vols legend Peyton Manning, Arch’s uncle, gave his thoughts on his nephew’s commitment this week.
Peyton, who was in New Orleans with the entire Manning family when Arch made his decision, told SportsTalk790 that he’s “really proud” of his nephew.
“Eli (Manning) and I, we’re his uncles, try to be there as a resource, and obviously our names get brought up a lot because we’re his uncles,” said Manning. “Really, really proud of him for the way he’s handled the whole thing.”
“I did have a conversation with him last week after he made his last visit because he kind of asked about when I made my decision,” added Peyton. “I just remember as soon as I got back from my last visit, I basically announced where I was going two days later because I knew. When you know, you know. There’s no point in dragging it out and creating some drama.”
Peyton also liked the way Arch announced his decision — via a simple tweet with no fanfare.
“I’m not a big fan of the hat reveal, the whole deal,” said Peyton. “I know that’s part of the show now, but I kind of liked how he did it. Once he knew, he sent the word out and now it’s just on to being a senior in high school.”
There’s no doubt that Arch did things “the Manning way”.
It’ll be interesting to see if Arch can live up to the hype. His famous last name means the spotlight will likely be centered on him throughout his college career. It’s going to be tough for Arch to live up to his uncles and his grandfather.
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