Sports Illustrated did a great article on 15-year-old Newman School star QB Arch Manning, son of Cooper Manning, and nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning. The rumblings are he could be the best Manning yet, but his family is approaching things different. He doesn't do social media or interviews, and he's not accepting recruiting offers...
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"When it’s all said and done, he’s going to be the most highly recruited player out of the state of Louisiana,” says Mike Detillier, a longtime NFL draft analyst based in New Orleans. “It’s going to be a tsunami of recruiting like we’ve never seen.”

For now, though, there isn’t a ripple in sight. In an era of attention-seeking recruits and spotlight-craving parents, the Manning camp has gone dark. Coaches interested in extending a scholarship have been politely told not to bother. “We just say, ‘There’s no offer to give because there’s no offer to receive,’” says Stewart, 42, in his 14th year as Newman’s coach and a teammate of Cooper’s and Peyton’s in the 1990s.

Arch is not on social media, and he’s never done an interview. Except for a few benign comments, the usually accessible Mannings declined to speak about Arch for this story or to make him available. “They’re very private and protective of Arch,” says John Georges, a New Orleans businessman who owns the state’s two largest newspapers. “As much as they try to keep a lid on it, there’s a buzz. Certain people know how to raise thoroughbreds. The Mannings know how to raise athletes.”
This is great...
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Arch is unassuming and quiet, those close to him say. He wants to be as normal as possible, but—as the first freshman ever to start at quarterback for Newman—he is not. He won the job over senior Beau Adams, who then emerged as one of the team’s best receivers. There is no tension between Adams and Arch. “Beau would drive him home during the summer,” Stewart says, then pauses, “because Arch isn’t old enough to drive.”
You better believe LSU's Coach O is on the trail...
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Similarly, college coaches continue to try to find ways around the Mannings’ recruiting embargo. Take last summer, when Arch and his high school team won a seven-on-seven tournament on LSU’s campus. Tigers coach Ed Orgeron and his offensive staff spent much of the event schmoozing the Manning family. “It was unlike anything I’ve witnessed at a seven-on-seven tournament,” says Shea Dixon, a 247Sports recruiting reporter covering LSU and Louisiana. “I haven’t seen LSU coaches put that attention on a senior, let alone a kid who just finished eighth grade.”

The Tigers planned to offer Arch a scholarship, Dixon says, before they learned the likely reply: There is no offer to give because there is no offer to receive.


Originally published on TigerDroppings.com

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28 Comments
Looks good with plenty of time to throw.
Reply2 months
He reminds me of Joe Burrow.
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"The Mannings know how to raise athletes.” I think it goes past raising athletes. It seems everyone in their family is a good person too.
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Manning’s hate LSU. You can give up that dream. With that said, good looking kid. Has a bright future.
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Meh. Tennessee and Ole Miss have been dumpster fires with a carousel of coaches in recent years. A lot can change in 3 years before Arch is committing to a school, but it would be silly for them to completely rule out LSU at this point after watching this past year and seeing Joe Burrow go from not even being able to win the starting job at Ohio State to winning a Heisman, natty, and becoming the #1 overall pick.
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He's not flushing his career down the drain at Ole Miss
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Don't get your hopes up. If he came to LSU Ole Piss would disown the Mannings.
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Ole Miss needs the Mannings more than the Mannings need Ole Miss
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Man the youngest kid in that pic has the forehead of a Manning if I've ever seen one
Reply2 months
A Diva in training,his dad and grand paw is pulling a manning early.he's going to look good in blue
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Damn he looks ready to start at LSU right now
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Several times I have hear that Cooper (Arch’s dad) was the best athlete in the family but got hurt. Many say he would have been a pro bowl receiver had he stayed healthy. His son sure does seem to have the genes! Hope we get him in three years.
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He's smart if that is true
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Cooper doesn't look like he would be anyone s dad haha
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It's prudent to protect a HS freshman like that - he is 15 and will have plenty of time to deal with all of the attention and external forces.
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This is coopers kid right? He was by far the most athletic manning. Makes sense that this kid is a stud.
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Grandpa has to control the kid’s career somehow. Social media makes that harder. “Get a big insurance policy and go back to Tenn for another year”...threaten an NFL team about daring to draft Peyton...that family has one heck of a PR team to get any positive press at all.
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Great young man and family. Looks good in Newman colors, but he would look better in Purple and Gold.
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Proud of that Young kid for staying off Social Media!!!
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Do honestly think its his decision?
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He’s gonna be a beast.
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Not even a TikTok? I don't believe it
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I'll take the downvotes, but they said the same thing about Jimmy Clausen! He was the LeBron James of football. They said he could skip college and play right away. I'm not saying the kid isnt great, but its a wait and see IMO.
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