Arch Manning avoids social media as recruitment heats up: 'I don't really feel like dealing with all of that'

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Arch Manning is a highly sought-after high school quarterback recruit from the class of 2023, and he’s coming down to the very end of his recruiting trips to some of the best college programs.

While the whirlwind of anticipation swirls around the Isidore Newman High School quarterback, the son of Cooper Manning, the nephew of Eli and Peyton and the grandson of Archie isn’t affected at all by the outside noise. The teenage sensation mostly is off social media, isn’t playing video games and sometimes has to babysit.

AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 16: Arch Manning of Isidore Newman School attends the game between the Texas Longhorns and the Oklahoma State Cowboys at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 16, 2021 in Austin, Texas.

High school player Arch Manning looks on with his parents during a game between the South Carolina Gamecocks against the Georgia Bulldogs Sept. 18, 2021, at Sanford Stadium. 
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Eli Manning shared some of the advice he had for his nephew last month on “The Pat McAfee Show.”

“I told him, ‘Hey, enjoy being a high school football player,’” Eli Manning said. “That is a great time in your life, some of the best friends you’ll have forever. Don’t start thinking so much about colleges, or ‘Hey where am I going to go play college,’ and thinking about the next level where you don’t get to enjoy this time in your life.

“So just enjoy it, work hard at it, be a great teammate and you’ll figure out where you’re gonna go play college.”

Arch Manning attends a game between the South Carolina Gamecocks and the Georgia Bulldogs at Sanford Stadium on Sept. 18, 2021, in Athens, Georgia. 
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While Eli Manning is being honored at Ole Miss on Saturday, Arch will be making a recruiting visit. The young quarterback is said to be hotly pursued by Georgia, Texas and Alabama.

On Friday night, Arch Manning will lead Newman in a game against Berkeley Prep of Florida. The Greenies are coming off a 12-7 loss last week against St. Charles Catholic of Louisiana. 

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