The college football world is eagerly awaiting Arch Manning's arrival. Often considered the nation's premier recruit, the five-star quarterback delighted Texas fans by committing to the Longhorns last month.
While the hype remains spectacularly high, not every place now considers him the top prospect.
ESPN recently dropped Manning to second on its top-300 class of 2023 rankings. Quarterback Malachi Nelson, who committed to USC, dethroned him for the No. 1 spot.
Some fans approved of ESPN's switch.
Meanwhile, others used the development to crack jokes at the Longhorns' expense.
As the nephew of a pair of two-time Super Bowl champions and grandson of another quarterback icon, Manning has received far more national attention than Nelson. Perhaps his family lineage has bolstered the Louisiana native's overall assessment a tad.
Either way, Manning and Nelson are both intriguing recruits worth monitoring.