The nation’s No. 1 recruit Arch Manning Falls To 3rd String QB on Texas’ spring Depth Chart.
It was widely believed that Manning would be the top backup to incumbent starting QB Quinn Ewers.
On Tuesday, redshirt freshman Maalik Murphy took second-team reps, pushing Manning down to third-team.
Manning chose the University of Texas over other top Division 1 schools. Texas fans could not wait to get a glimpse of the top recruit in practice.
Manning still has time to earn the opportunity to start for Texas in Week 1. He could turn it on over the next few weeks, dominate in fall camp, and force Sarkisian to give him the nod.
For now, Quinn Ewers is the starter. A former five-star, No. 1 overall recruit in his own right, it is the Ohio State transfer’s job to lose.
Murphy is a four-star, pro-style quarterback from California who committed to Texas in the Class of 2022. At 6-foot-45, 235 pounds, there is legit NFL potential if he gets the opportunity to play.
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