Arch Manning commits to Texas: Five-star quarterback, No. 1 overall prospect ends whirlwind recruitment

Arch Manning, the No. 1-ranked player in 247Sports' Class of 2023, made 

huge waves Thursday by ending his whirlwind recruitment and announcing his commitment to Texas over Alabama and Georgia.

A 6-foot-4, 215-pound signal-caller from Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, 

Manning has thrown for 6,307 yards, 81 touchdowns and has rushed for 19 more scores in three seasons.

Manning not only has "all the physical tools desired at the quarterback position," 

according to 247Sports national recruiting analyst Cooper Petanga, but he also displays 

Manning's acquisition continues a hot recruiting trend for Texas coach Steve Sarkisian, 

who is clearly making the Longhorns a destination for high-profile recruits.

With Ewers on campus and four-star Maalik Murphy, the No. 

12 signal caller in the Class of 2022, already in the quarterback room,

Working under Alabama coach Nick Saban in 2019 and 2020, 

Sarkisian saw firsthand what acquiring premier talent, 

having that talent compete with as many top-tier players as possible in practice, looks like.

Though Manning is passing on the chance to play for established SEC powers Alabama and Georgia,

The Manning family played Arch's recruitment close to the vest, 

choosing their words carefully in public while insisting that the decision belonged to Arch alone.

Still, Manning went through with official visits to all three schools in June with his stop

That commitment to Manning paid off in a major way with Manning 

pledging to a program that is seeking a return to its former glory.