Arch Manning, Texas Longhorns Begin Spring Practice


AUSTIN, TX — The Texas Longhorns took to the Frank Denius Fields early on Monday morning, March 6, for the first spring practice. Spring Football consists of 15 practices plus the annual Orange-White Game on April 15. For a group of early-enrollee true freshmen and transfers, it was their first time to put on a helmet as a Longhorn football player. One of those was Arch Manning.

The top-5 recruit out of high school signed with the Texas Longhorns following his senior football season in Louisiana. The son of Cooper, nephew of Peyton and Eli, and grandson of Archie Manning arrived on campus in Austin as an early admit in January. He joins an already packed QB room next season with Quinn Ewers, Maalik Murphy, and Charles Wright. While Manning might not play right away, he adds a healthy competitive mix to a program that has struggled to live up to its own high standard over the last decade.

Head Coach Steve Sarkisian hopes that Manning and others the young man helped recruit, mainly skill position players like Johntay Cook and Cedric Baxter Jr., can help turn the Longhorns.

During Manning’s senior season at New Orleans Isidore Neman High School, he passed for 2270 yards and completed 140-229 passes with 34 touchdowns and only two interceptions. Over his high school career, Manning went 642-996 for 8539 yards and 115 touchdowns, and 19 interceptions. He added 748 yards on 98 attempts and 19 touchdowns.

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