Freshman QB Arch Manning took the field for the first time as Longhorn on Monday as Texas held its first practice of the spring.
The Texas Longhorns took to the field early on Monday for the first of 15 spring practices that will culminate in the annual Orange-White Game on Apr. 15.
The former five-star prospect is the nephew of NFL legends Eli, Peyton Manning, and grandson of Archie Manning. He is is one of the more highly anticipated recruits in quite some time.
Manning decided on Texas Football with offers from Alabama and Georgia on the table, as one of the highest-profile recruits in college football history.
Manning is expected to challenge No. 2 quarterback Maalik Murphy as the primary backup to incumbent starter, Quinn Ewers.
Manning finished his prep career completing 488 of 743 passes for 6,307 yards and 81 touchdowns, with 17 interceptions. He also rushed 91 times for 742 yards and 19 touchdowns.
Texas QB Arch Manning. Photo courtsey of CJ Vogel – Twitter