Arch Manning thinks of Georgia.
The quarterback prodigy offered one possible clue as to which direction he’s leaning in as his college recruiting reaches a fever pitch.
“Athens is probably the best college city I’ve ever been to,” Manning said Monday 3 of his multiple visits to Georgia, which is among favorites to house the 18-year-old nephews of NFL quarterback legends Peyton and Eli Manning grandson of Ole Miss legend Archie Manning Sr.
Manning is the #1 recruit in the Class of 2023 as he prepares to lead his school, Isidore Newman, in his upcoming senior season. He spoke highly of the defending champions.
“I am in love [Georgia] Coach Kirby [Smart] and he’s just a regular guy, a great coach,” said Manning, who last visited Georgia in March. “Georgia, the takeaway from training there is that they have athletes all over the field, especially on the defensive line. They have some studs and it shows they had drafted 15 players.”
Nelson Stewart, Manning’s coach at Isidore Newman, said in March Manning had met Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken and had a “good relationship” with the Bulldogs’ coaching staff.
“If I was ready, I’d commit right away, so I’m just waiting,” Manning said. “I want to get through this spring with this new offense and new coaches [at Newman]so I will take care of the official visits after the spring.”
Manning was also in the Bulldogs’ win against South Carolina last fall. The quarterback also attended Alabama and Texas this spring — two other schools high on his list.
Last month, Manning reportedly made a surprise visit to the University of Virginia, where his sister is currently enrolled. His mother, Ellen, and his aunt, Ashley, are also Cavaliers graduates.
For now, Manning is focused on spring training. He has no future college visits planned, his coach Nelson Stewart told the Athens Banner-Herald Monday, though he hopes to visit Florida and LSU sometime this summer.
Manning threw for 1,371 yards with 17 touchdowns and just four interceptions in seven games for the Greenies last season. He also rushed for 310 yards and five touchdowns.
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