AUSTIN, Texas — It’s music to the ears of Texas fans. The No. 1 recruit of the 2023 class, quarterback Arch Manning committed to Texas Thursday.

Manning chose the Longhorns over many other strong contenders, including Georgia, Clemson, LSU and Virginia, according to ESPN.

Football runs in the Manning blood, as he is the nephew of former pro-football players Eli and Peyton Manning, the grandson of Archie Manning and the son of Cooper Manning. Arch Manning was the quarterback at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans and has been considered a top prospect since middle school.

Joining the Longhorns program could reunite his family’s SEC roots, as the Manning family has deep ties to Ole Miss and Tennessee. Now with Arch Manning playing for Texas, he could be their starting quarterback in 2025, when Texas is slated to join the SEC.

According to ESPN, Manning’s decision affirms Steve Sarkisian as one of the top quarterback tutors in the country. Alongside Manning at Texas will be Quinn Ewers, who was considered the top quarterback in the Class of 2021 and Hudson Card, who was considered the No. 2 quarterback recruit in the Class of 2020.​