Young GOATs
October 02, 2020

Arch Manning should receive roughly 1 billion scholarships after his SIX-touchdown sophomore debut

One of the worst things the sports media does is put unnecessary expectations on young athletes, especially ones who have legendary athlete dads or uncles (See: Bronny Jr.). That said, Arch Manning, son of Cooper, nephew of Peyton and Eli, grandson of Archie, deserves roughly 1 billion Division 1 scholarships. 

Arch, who impressed as a freshman by throwing 34 touchdowns as the starting quarterback for Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, made his sophomore debut on Thursday night. He accounted for six total touchdowns in a 41-0 romp, including one rushing touchdown and a 70-yard passing touchdown on his first completion of the day. Yes, there are highlights courtesy of MaxPreps, and we'd like to thank eight-pound, six-ounce baby Jesus for bringing them into our lives: 

Not that anyone cares, but I've now watch these in full 17 times, and plan to make it an even 18 (for Peyton) right when I'm done writing this. I'll more than likely watch that first TD throw across his body to the back left corner on repeat for the remainder of the afternoon. Again, we hate to put too much pressure on this kid, but good lord he's already incredible. And he's 15! Also, it's not like we're alone. His own grandfather said he was "a little ahead" of both Peyton and Eli when they were freshmen. Now he's a sophomore and, yeah, we think gramps may have been on to something. 

Over the winter, the Mannings were not accepting any D-1 offers for Arch, opting to go the low-key route. Obviously, that wasn't going to last very long. He's already the No. 1 ranked quarterback in the 2023 recruiting class, and he's received nine offers per 247sports.com. Perhaps you've heard of some of the schools: Alabama, Boston College, Duke, Georgia, LSU, North Carolina, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Texas. We're going to go out on a limb and say he'll likely receive a few more before Signing Day in 2023. Good luck to any non-SEC school, though. Manning family history says that's where he'll end up (because it just means more).