THIBODAUX, La. (BRPROUD.com) – Is Texas back? The Longhorns could finally say yes, when the nation’s top prospect in the 2023 class dresses up in the Burnt Orange. Arch Manning, of course, announced on Thursday the Newman quarterback has committed to the University of Texas, and the Manning family has expressed only gratitude their heir has gotten the weight of decision making off his shoulders.

“I definitely sense of some relief from him and his family that the recruiting process is over, and now he can go enjoy being a senior in high school,” Peyton Manning said.

“I think he was just ready for the process to be over with, and it’s been going on for a long time. For him, just to put that behind him, pick a spot and now just worry about playing football, being a senior, enjoying your final year of high school,” Eli Manning added.

Manning could be entering a high pressure situation, trying to revitalize a program seeking to contend for national championships, but the Newman quarterback’s ability to carry his own name has impressed his elder Mannings.

“I think he’s done great. He stayed true to his personality; don’t want to be in the limelight. He’s not trying to be famous. He likes playing, and playing football, and being a kid and competing, and I think he’s done a good job just keeping things simple,” Eli added.

Manning’s family now has one question left: which school is the real UT after of course, his uncle, Peyton Manning, attended the University of Tennessee, during his college days, but the Pro Football Hall of Famer says “I think we all know the answer to that.”

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