Eli Manning says nephew Arch should not transfer out of Texas: ‘That’s where he wants to play football’


It could be the straightforward street for Arch Manning to transfer out of Texas, however his uncle thinks that is an enormous no-no.

Manning, the nephew of each Peyton and Eli, and the grandson of Archie, will as soon as once more sit behind Quinn Ewers, regardless of being one of the crucial extremely touted prospects out of highschool.

Head coach Steve Sarkisian introduced earlier this week that with Ewers forgoing the NFL Draft for an additional season, the rising junior will begin.

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Texas Longhorns quarterback Arch Manning (#16) runs on to the sector throughout the Massive 12 Championship soccer sport between the Texas Longhorns and Oklahoma State Cowboys on December 2, 2023 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.  (Matthew Visinsky/Icon Sportswire by way of Getty Pictures)

Arch mentioned he has not “regarded into transferring in any respect,” and the New York Giants legend says that ought to stay the case.

“He picked Texas as a result of that’s the place he desires to be,” Eli mentioned of Arch on CBS Sports activities Radio. “That’s the place he desires to play soccer. He likes Coach Sarkisian and his offense and what they’re doing. . . .

“Clearly, the plan was possibly Ewers would go into the NFL,” Eli continued. “However he’s there. It’s one other yr for Arch to mature, be taught an offense, get larger, stronger within the weight room and all the time be ready to play. You by no means know what’s gonna occur.”

“He’s gotta be prepared. If not, then he will get some enjoying time right here and there, and he’s bought three extra years of eligibility at an incredible college, at an incredible soccer program on the rise. The truth that you may switch so simply now doesn’t imply it is best to do it, simply since you’re not enjoying straight away. . . . 

Arch Manning warms up before a game

Arch Manning, #16 of the Texas Longhorns, warms up earlier than the sport towards the Wyoming Cowboys at Darrell Okay Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on September 16, 2023, in Austin, Texas.  (Tim Warner/Getty Pictures)

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“I do know he desires to play. He’s itching to get in there. However being affected person, persevering with to be taught might be very useful as properly.”

Ewers led Texas to the School Soccer Playoff, the place they nearly had an unbelievable comeback towards Washington within the semifinals.

“I believe, naturally, if you get into the College Football Playoff, and also you take a look at the workforce that beat us, that was a sixth-year senior quarterback [Michael Penix Jr.] that performed at a very excessive degree in that sport,” Sarkisian mentioned earlier this week. “I do assume his expertise, his maturity are all going to be issues that he can profit from. We’re going to want his management.” 

Sarkisian added that Arch “has bought a particularly vibrant future.”

“Clearly, there’s all the time rumors, particularly these days, however I haven’t regarded into transferring in any respect,” Manning mentioned. “I’m simply targeted on growing and serving to this workforce any manner I can, and hopefully in the future enjoying for the College of Texas, like I’ve all the time needed to.”

Arch Manning plays against Texas Tech

Arch Manning, #16 of the Texas Longhorns, stands on the sector within the fourth quarter towards the Texas Tech Crimson Raiders at Darrell Okay Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 24, 2023, in Austin, Texas.  (Tim Warner/Getty Pictures)

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Texas will compete within the SEC subsequent season after successful the Massive 12 Championship for the primary time since 2009. 

Fox Information’ Joe Morgan contributed to this report.

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