The No. 1 player in the 2023 class, five-star quarterback Arch Manning, is still not committed, and he is in the middle of an important round of visits. Here are some of the things we’re hearing about Manning’s recruitment as March continues.
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The first thing that stands out about Georgia is that Manning really likes Athens, and that was reinforced last weekend when he was back on campus. When the five-star picks a school, everything on the field will have to fit well but he’s going to have to like where he’s going to live as well, and that box is checked.
The quarterback also loves coach Kirby Smart and how he runs his practices, likes the intensity brought in everything the team does. Offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Todd Monken’s NFL experience is a bonus as well. Is Monken going to be this dynamic, young recruiter who is all over Manning all the time? No. But that’s fine because that’s not what the five-star is looking for anyway.
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The relationship Manning has with not only coach Steve Sarkisian but also quarterbacks coach AJ Milwee is a massive selling point in his recruitment and will go a long way as the New Orleans Isidore Newman standout reaches his decision. This weekend’s trip to Austin is another crucial step for Manning, but if Sarkisian and Milwee are both on staff when it comes time to decide – and there’s no reason to think they wouldn’t be – then the Longhorns are going to be in this until the…