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Arch Manning launching a NUKE in a Clemson shirt is nightmare fuel for every college team not named Alabama

June 07, 2021

We've covered Arch Manning extensively here at The Loop, far more extensively than we'd care to admit considering he's a soon-to-be junior in high school. But his talent is undeniable, and if his list of college offers is any indication, the kid is obviously going places.

So far, that offer list reads a little something like this: Alabama, Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, SMU, Tennessee, Texas. He's also garnered interest from Oklahoma and USC, though neither school has offered him a scholarship... yet.

With two high school seasons left, Arch has yet to lean any which way when it comes to picking his future school. Will he follow in grandfather Archie's steps like Eli did and go to Ole Miss, where he'd be an instant god? Will he go full Peyton and choose his own path? Will he stun us all and pick Duke? Ha, good one. 

Over the weekend, a video of Arch pump-faking, ball-flipping, then launching an absolute nuke went viral. It appears to be from a workout at the Clemson facility, and Arch appears to be wearing a Clemson shirt. It might mean nothing. It could mean everything:

Oh yeah, that's the good stuff, unless of course you are any team not named Clemson, or Alabama, probably the only other school that can A. compete with Clemson in recruiting or B. wouldn't lose any sleep over Clemson getting a commitment from Arch. For every other school, this is pure nightmare fuel. 

By the way, the dude on the receiving end of this Arch missile is Matayo Uiagalelei, the younger brother of D.J. Uiagalelei, who will be replacing Trevor Lawrence under center in Death Valley this fall. At 6-4, 255 lbs, Matayo is a four-star edge rusher that also plays wide receiver, which sounds absolutely terrifying. He and Manning attended Dabo Swinney's camp this past Saturday, and they obviously both stood out. Again, it might mean nothing. We're just connecting the dots.