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Recruiting analyst Mike Farrell is saying what a lot of people are thinking: Arch Manning, the No. 1 recruit in the 2023 class, would be a three-star recruit if it were not for his last name...
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"He plays a very low level of competition, he hasn't progressed," Farrell added. "He had a really good freshman season, I wouldn't say regression but he hasn't progressed. And when he has had to step up against other competition, especially the playoff game where he looked awful. It just hasn't translated. Now, the Manning name is important. It's not just the name but what goes into that. Cooper was a tremendous athlete, obviously Eli and Peyton and Archie are great football minds. This kid has been taught from a young age. You have to assume based on the success of everyone else in that family; Cooper would have been very good as an athlete had he not had that athlete; that he's going to be good. So, high 3 star if the last name was Smith, throw in the Manning name to get to a 4 star, I'm not sure if you get to 5 though. Every time I watch other quarterbacks in this class it knocks Arch down in my head. That's not his fault, he's not participating, he's not competing, and this is all summer ball it's all about routes on air. But every time I look at a Malachi Nelson or Dante Moore I like them better. And I've got Arch sliding into the 5th/6th range in this class."
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BigWillyMetry23 months
Incoming Under Armour wearing butthurt LSU baws in 3…2…nm already here
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KillTheGophers23 months
I see him at best like a Tim Rattay in college - which was a very good college QB. Just depends on the kid’s head.
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HoustonGumbeauxGuy23 months
We will see in a few months how ready he is for college football
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Steve Janowski23 months
Brandon Harris is pointing at him in the pic saying the same thing!
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JackieTreehorn23 months
2A lol
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toratiger23 months
Not all state in 2A, will not camp, but is the #1 in the USA. Something don't add up.
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PureBlood23 months
I think the folks on TD have been saying this. Pretty much the only unity between the armchair QBs of tRant and the analysts on tRecruiting board.
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Hangit23 months
3, 5, whatever. Each number is all just some douche's opinion. They are not always right. Some 3's play a long time in the league, some 5's don't.
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jlbasm23 months
At qb it matters
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slutiger523 months
These kids take a beat down in the Information age.
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Ssubba23 months
Now that Texas has this kid everyone is going to turn on him so fast he might end up meeting/exceeding expectations.
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Datbayoubengal23 months
Lol, there is no way in hell he can meet or exceed the expectations. There are heisman/#1 overall NFL pick expectations. Everybody looks at his family and thinks it'll just happen, but not every single person becomes a star in an athletic family.
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PeleofAnalytics23 months
That would happen wherever he decided to go. Spare us the Texas is persecuted angle.
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BigWillyMetry23 months
Thankfully there were no expectations for you guys, just some hope you would take an HVAC career
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BayouTiga23 months
I have been saying this since watching film. Good high school QB but nothing 5* impressive.
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Datbayoubengal23 months
He's not even a good high school QB though. Statically he's below average and his "highlights" look average. Kid is playing in a low level league and just doesn't impress. He's going to be a guy that has to sit 2-3 years before he produces anything.
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atltiger648723 months
agreed. I saw him on the ESPN televised game last fall. Nothing special, and he threw a really bad pick. I certainly didn't see a 5* QB there. The Georgia 4* QB (who committed to Missouri) in the second televised game looked far better.
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IH8ThreePutts23 months
He’s right you know.
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