Eli Manning wants nephew Arch to enjoy high school, not rush college decision
Arch Manning is garnering plenty of attention from college programs, but his uncle Eli Manning has cautioned the high school quarterback not to focus on the future too much.
During an appearance on "The Pat McAfee Show" on Monday, Eli spoke about the pressure that's been placed on his nephew and shared some of the advice he's given Arch.
"I've told him, 'Hey, enjoy being a high school football player,'" Eli 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 gonna go play college?' and thinking about the next levels where you don't get to enjoy this time in your life.
"And so just enjoy it and work hard at it, be a great teammate, and you'll figure out where you're gonna go play college. You'll make a good decision, you'll know the right spot, and then you'll enjoy that time as well. But don't miss out on this time in your life because people want you to make a decision, or don't put extra pressure on yourself."
Arch, the son of Eli's older brother Cooper Manning, is the top quarterback prospect in the class of 2023. He was in attendance for Georgia's game against South Carolina on Saturday and has also lined up visits with Alabama, Texas, Ole Miss, and Clemson, according to 247Sports' Steve Wiltfong.