LSU Football believed to be in ‘upper echelon’ in Arch Manning’s recruitment

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I hope you’re not tired of hearing about LSU football‘s pursuit of five-star quarterback Arch Manning.

Because this storyline isn’t going away anytime soon.

Manning is a 2023 recruit, which means there’s still at least 18 months until he signs anywhere.

Which also means Manning’s recruitment is just now really getting started.

LSU football is an early frontrunner for Arch Manning

Nearly every program in the nation is hoping to land a commitment from Manning.

And for good reason — Manning comes from football royalty. Plus, he’s already showing he has the elite skills necessary to excel in the SEC.

But not every program actually has a legitimate shot to land the supremely talented quarterback.

LSU, however, is one of the programs that appears to be a serious contender for Manning.

In fact, Rivals recruiting analyst Adam Gorney believes there are six schools in the “upper echelon” early in Manning’s recruitment.

LSU is one of those schools, along with Alabama, Clemson, Georgia, Ole Miss, and Texas.

That list makes sense. Alabama is perceived as the current king of college football, with Clemson a close second. Georgia always recruits well. Ole Miss has the strong family connections. And Texas has Steve Sarkisian, who is already building a solid relationship with Manning.

LSU, of course, has proximity working in its favor (Manning is from New Orleans). And a strong track record of sending offensive players to the NFL.

We’ll see how this recruitment unfolds in the next year. But it certainly appears that these six programs are going to be a mainstay in Manning’s top schools as he eventually gets closer to a decision.

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LSU, by the way, doesn’t have any players committed yet to its 2023 recruiting class.