Five-star quarterback Arch Manning, who committed to Texas on Thursday, is considered by most recruiting analysts to be the best player in the 2023 recruiting class.

That’s likely due to the fact that Manning is the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning, and the grandson of Archie Manning. An impressive football pedigree no doubt, but it’s led to Arch receiving a bit more hype than he probably deserves.

Now, to be clear, I think Arch is a very talented quarterback. But I’m not necessarily sure that he’s the undisputed No. 1 player in the 2023 recruiting class. And I think if he had a different last name, his recruiting ranking would be significantly lower.

If you want proof, just check out this clip of some of the competition that Arch was playing against down in New Orleans.

First off, the team that Arch is playing against there looks atrocious (no offense). And not only does Arch not find anyone downfield (I can’t imagine the secondary was playing lockdown defense), he gets flushed from the pocket and only manages to pick up a couple of yards before running out bounds.

Maybe Arch has another level to his game, but that clip doesn’t look like an SEC quarterback. And he’s in for a rude awakening when he realizes that defenses in Power-5 conferences don’t move at the same snail’s pace.

I’d say there’s reason why Alabama took a commitment from a four-star quarterback before Arch committed. And it might be because they saw this same game film.

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