Arch Manning, the nephew of Tennessee legend Peyton Manning, is ranked the No. 1 quarterback in the nation for the 2023 class, according to 247Sports.
The recruiting-focused website unveiled its Top 100 prospects for the 2023 class Wednesday.
Arch Manning is ranked the No. 5 prospect in the country after a standout freshman season in which he threw for 2,438 yards, 34 touchdowns and six interceptions, according to 247Sports.
He is the son of Cooper Manning, the grandson of Archie Manning and the nephew of Peyton Manning and Eli Manning. He is a sophomore standout at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans, where Cooper, Eli and Peyton Manning all had prolific careers.
Arch Manning, a 6-foot-3, 195-pound quarterback, reportedly has a Tennessee offer. He also reportedly has offers from Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss.
Archie and Eli Manning played at Ole Miss. Cooper Manning signed with Ole Miss, but his career ended due to injury before he played for the Rebels.
Peyton Manning broke the family mold and went to Tennessee.
Manning passed for 11,201 yards and 89 touchdowns during his Tennessee career from 1994-97. He helped lead the Vols to an SEC title in 1997.
Manning was the Heisman runner-up in his senior season, when he threw for 3,819 yards and 36 touchdowns. He was a consensus first-team All-American and won the Maxwell, Davey O’Brien, Johnny Unitas and Sullivan awards.
The Indianapolis Colts picked him No. 1 in the 1998 NFL Draft. Manning spent 18 years in the NFL with the Colts and Denver Broncos. He was named MVP five times and won a pair of Super Bowls. He is eligible for induction to the NFL Hall of Fame in 2021.
He opened a “high-end watering hole” last week at the Graduate Knoxville hotel called Saloon 16, a reference to his Vols nickname “The Sheriff” and uniform number.
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