Football: Arch Manning will join the University of Texas

Thursday, June 23, 2022. 1:24 PM

Arch Manning, one of the hottest prospects in the world of football, announced Thursday afternoon that he will be joining the University of Texas.

Several college football big names were among the contenders, including Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Clemson and Virginia.

Manning has been considered the best hope of the 2023 vintage for several years and his decision was greatly anticipated.

Not only is he full of talent, Arch is part of a very well-known family in the world of football. He is the nephew of Payton and Eli Manning, the grandson of Archie Manning, and the son of former University of Mississippi wide receiver Cooper Manning.

Peyton played with the University of Tennessee. Eli and his father Archie wore the University of Mississippi uniform.

Peyton and Eli have each won the Super Bowl twice, during distinguished NFL careers.

The 18-year-old star quarterback plays at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans. He had 5,731 yards and scored 72 touchdowns in his first three seasons.