Ark Manning's No. 1 prospect for the game, Eli and Peyton's nephews, commit to Texas

Ark Manning's No. 1 prospect for the game, Eli and Peyton's nephews, commit to Texas

Arch Manning is set to extend his family’s football story to a third generation after committing to Texas over other top college programs 

including Georgia, Alabama, LSU and Clemson. Manning, like his grandfather Archie and uncles Eli and Peyton

is a quarterback and has been ranked as the top high-school prospect in the country. His family are aware of the pressure that comes with 

the Manning name and he has kept a low-profile on social media during his high school career. On Thursday,

Manning made his first-ever tweet from his official account, writing: “Committed to the University of Texas.” 

The 6ft 4in, 215lb 18-year-old has been a star at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, where his uncles and father, Cooper, also played. 

Arch has been considered a top prospect since he was in middle school and threw for 5,731 yards and 72 touchdowns in three years of high school football.

“He made this decision on his own. This was his decision to make,” Nelson Stewart, Manning’s high school coach, told ESPN.  

“I’m just happy he’s where he needs to be. He’s an 18-year old kid. There was a lot on his shoulders. Took his time and showed a lot of maturity. 

When it comes to that family, the choice was his.” Manning’s choice of Texas may be a deliberate decision to take pressure off his shoulders.