The 1 big reason why Georgia should feel confident about getting Arch Manning

Arch Manning, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Arch Manning, Georgia Bulldogs. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

Here is why Georgia football fans should feel confident about their team’s chances of landing Arch Manning’s five-star commitment for 2023.

While there are still roughly four schools in the mix for Arch Manning‘s five-star commitment, here is why the Georgia football faithful should feel exceedingly confident about landing the prized quarterback.

Chad Simmons of On3 provided an update on the latest regarding Manning’s high-profile recruitment. Though Manning has not removed any schools publicly, he has taken visits this spring to Alabama, Georgia and Texas. While he is an Ole Miss legacy, the Rebels feel like a dark horse to get him. Simmons seems to think it is becoming a two-horse race for Manning: Georgia and Texas.

There is a ton to like about the University of Georgia’s football program, and here is why the Dawgs should have the upper hand over Texas for Manning’s recruitment at this juncture.

Georgia football: Why Dawg Nation should feel good about landing Arch Manning

Simmons reported, “The Mannings view Kirby Smart as a personable head coach. Georgia offensive coordinator Todd Monken and offensive quality control staffer Buster Faulkner have built a good relationship with Manning through the process. The city of Athens is viewed as a fantastic college town by Manning as well.”

No doubt Athens is a fantastic college town, but the Classic City is home to the defending College Football Playoff national champions, too. However, Manning’s supposed interest in Texas is not going away. There is a belief that Manning thinks he can channel his inner Colt McCoy and be the one to bring Texas back. Frankly, there is something Georgia offers that Texas does not: Stability.

This is the one factor that Georgia has that Texas does not. Since Smart is a Georgia alum and has just won a national title in his sixth year on the job, he is not going anywhere unless he decides to leave. Though Manning is a big fan of Steve Sarkisian and the offense Texas runs, the Longhorns did not even make it to a bowl game a season ago. They did not have a single player drafted either.

Ultimately, Alabama has great stability as well, but Nick Saban is over 70. He may want to coach into his mid-70s and retire once Manning turns pro. However, the Crimson Tide does seem to have some interest in Eli Holstein in the same recruiting class. If Manning is not the apple of Alabama’s eye, he could go to an SEC rival. For now, Georgia has earned the right to be in the driver’s seat.

One day out of the blue, Manning will pick his university and the college football world will react.

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