The recruitment of blue-chip quarterback Arch Manning captivated college football for years, a rare collision of talent, pedigree and possibility.
Manning ended the intrigue Thursday afternoon, committing to Texas over suitors that included Georgia, Alabama, LSU, Clemson and Virginia.
ESPN's No. 1 recruit in the Class of 2023, Manning is the nephew of Eli and Peyton Manning, the grandson of Archie Manning and the son of former Ole Miss wide receiver Cooper Manning. He is the star quarterback at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans and has been considered a topflight prospect since junior high.