Georgia football is one of the final teams in the running for top-rated quarterback Arch Manning.
One of the biggest priorities for the 2023 Georgia football recruiting class is finding a way to land 5-star and No.1 overall prospect Arch Manning.
The Dawgs are one of the final schools for Manning, but some believe after this Texas official visit, the Longhorns will get the commitment from him.
However, one visit will not change his mind so much that Manning will pull the trigger this quickly. This decision for him will be tough, and the Dawgs are right in the mix of things, even with him taking the official to Athens first.
Manning could decide before he starts his senior season, or he could wait, but the Dawgs will ultimately get the good news despite the confidence coming out of Austin.
Georgia football is confident in landing Arch Manning
Texas may land Manning, but then again, Georgia may land him, and right now, I predict the Dawgs have a better shot than the Longhorns.
Throughout this recruitment, a few things have been noted on what Manning wants in his college of choice – an excellent college campus and good quarterback development. Both Texas and Georgia have both of those, but the Dawgs have a better situation overall than the Longhorns right now.
Georgia is building something special while the Longhorns are still in a rebuilding phase. There is no doubt that Steve Sarkisian has put quarterbacks into the NFL while Todd Monken does not have as deep of a reputation. However, one thing is for sure with Monken – he will build this offense to make Manning shine bright.
Some Dawg fans do not believe this, but if anyone looks at what they did with Stetson Bennett, they would see it’s how Monken runs things. Why force a quarterback to conform to what he wants the offense to be? He can alter some play calling, find what works best for his signal caller, and adapt the offense.
With Manning, he could truly open up the offense as so many Dawgs want, and with the receivers, Georgia is looking to add to the team, too – it’s a perfect fit.
Manning may have to sit on the bench for one season, and Georgia has already shown that it’s all about competition, so that Manning would compete against Carson Beck, Brock Vandagriff, and Gunner Stockton.
Of course, the question of what will happen to the other quarterbacks if he comes? Sometimes despite kids being ranked 5-stars, the system is not always the best fit.
I’m not saying that is the case for any of the current quarterbacks at Georgia, but Smart wants to compete for national championships, and what if none of them are that caliber?
No one is saying that Georgia can not win with the current quarterbacks – we’re speculating.
While some think the Dawgs handcuffed themselves by naming Bennett, the starter does not realize he honestly does give Georgia the best chance to win. His experience is unmatchable, and Bennett continues to improve. A proven winner is what Bennett is, and that is why he keeps playing.
Manning could be what the offense needs after Bennett leaves, and whether that is a year after Carson Beck takes the starting role, or someone else, Georgia could use him.
He has a real chance to do something special in Athens, whereas I do not think that is the case in Austin. Georgia is on the rise, and no one knows what Texas is doing. This statement isn’t a diss to the Longhorns either. The Longhorns aren’t the force they used to be.
Manning has a tough decision to make on where he will spend the next three to four years of his life, and right now, the Dawgs should feel the most confident.