When Longhorn life resumes after the new year, the student body at Texas will be joined by a new face: Arch Manning.
The five-star quarterback announced any meaningful kickoff or snap, according to a report by The Athletic, and will start his college career with the Longhorns this spring.
The conclusion of Manning’s captivating sports narrative at Isidore Newman (La.) is a little unexpected, but it’s neither unusual nor unjustified.
He leaves behind a legendary legacy and a record-breaking journey that surpasses those of his uncles Eli and Peyton as well as all other Newman play-callers in historical times. Arch will enter a loaded quarterback room in spring that is likely the most competitive in the country, with players like Quinn Ewers, Hudson Card, and redshirt freshman Charles Wright. His early arrival will thrust him straight into the battle.
Of course, the enthusiasm and buzz around the entrance to the transfer portal may intensify.
But at this point, it’s just an exercise in speculation.
The Greenies still have one more regular-season game left, against St. Charles Catholic (La. ), and then Manning will have to lead them to a state championship, something neither Eli nor Peyton has done for the Greenies.