CLEMSON — Recruits are back on campus as a busy summer at Clemson is underway. Senior writer Matt Connolly is ready to answer whatever questions you might have. You can submit your question for the “Question of the Day” here. Today’s question is about Arch Manning.
What do we think our chances are to get Arch??
— KIm Mitchell (@rebamunkee) June 7, 2021
Several of the top high school football players in the country traveled to Clemson this past week as the dead period ended and the Tigers were allowed to host recruits.
The first four days of Dabo Swinney Football Camp were held last week, and camp will conclude later this week as the final two days are June 10 and June 11.
While the list of highly-ranked prospects was long and impressive, the headliner was without a doubt 2023 five-star recruit Arch Manning.
The son of Cooper Manning and nephew of Peyton Manning, Arch Manning arrived at Clemson on Saturday and worked out for Swinney and quarterbacks coach Brandon Streeter on Saturday afternoon.
Arch Manning has good size, a strong arm, moves well and displayed leadership qualities you would expect from someone from the Manning family. He departed from Clemson on Sunday but not before earning an offer from the Tigers, as The Athletic first reported.
It’s still early in Manning’s recruitment. The Louisiana native holds offers from powerhouse programs around the country, including Alabama, Georgia, LSU and Notre Dame. His family obviously has connections to the SEC. Still, there’s plenty for Clemson to sell to Manning and his family.
The Tigers are becoming a destination spot for top QBs, having landed Deshaun Watson, Trevor Lawrence and D.J. Uiagalelei in the last decade. Watson and Lawrence were superstars in college and first-round draft picks. Uiagalelei appears to be on the same path.
Obviously Clemson’s facilities and atmosphere are top-notch, and the Tigers pride themselves on their family environment. Clemson rarely has turnover on its staff, the Tigers don’t like taking transfers and year-in and year-out Clemson competes for the national title. No, landing Manning won’t be easy, but the Tigers appear to be in the thick of things early on.