Next In Line? Arch Manning Draws More Family Comparisons In Big Debut
By Jason Hall
October 2, 2020
The next quarterback to represent the Manning family made his long-awaited sophomore debut in impressive fashion on Thursday.
Arch Manning, the son of FOX Sports host Cooper Manning, nephew of Super Bowl champions Peyton and Eli Manning and grandson of his namesake, New Orleans Saints Hall of Famer Archie Manning, recorded six touchdowns to lead Isidore Newman School to a 41-0 victory over East Jefferson on Thursday, NOLA reports.
Manning threw for 260 yards, five touchdowns and one interception on 13 of 15 passing, while also recording a rushing touchdown. He also had four passing touchdowns and more than 200 yards before halftime and exited the game after three quarters.
"Our O-line, they held up, they bought me time," Manning told NOLA. "Our receivers know how to get open. It was pretty easy after that."
Manning quickly gained national attention as a freshman varsity starting quarterback, leading Newman to a 9-2 record and a second-round playoff appearance in Louisiana's Division III bracket, according to 247Sports. During his freshman varsity debut, Manning threw for 234 yards, three touchdowns and one interception on 24 of 34 passing during a 41-15 win over Lusher in Newman's 2019 season opener.
Manning currently ranks as the No. 1 pro-style quarterback, No. 1 player from the state of Louisiana and No. 5 overall prospect for the 2023 national recruiting cycle, according to 247Sports.
Manning has already received nine scholarship offers from FBS schools including LSU and Alabama, as well as his uncle Peyton's alma mater Tennessee and Ole Miss, where his father, uncle Eli and grandfather Archie all attended.
Manning's father and uncles all played high school football at Newman as well.
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