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Nick Saban Had A Subtle Message For Arch Manning Last Night

Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 11: Head coach Nick Saban of the Alabama Crimson Tide celebrates after defeating the Clemson Tigers in the 2016 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at University of Phoenix Stadium on January 11, 2016 in Glendale, Arizona. The Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers with a score of 45 to 40. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Always be recruiting. That's one of Nick Saban's most-prioritized philosophies. He sent five-star quarterback Arch Manning a subtle message on Monday night, as a result.

Alabama is in the hunt to land Arch, the nephew of Peyton and Eli, in the 2023 cycle. The Crimson Tide aren't alone. Clemson, Georgia, LSU and Ole Miss are also heavily in the mix to land Arch.

Saban is going to pull out all the punches to land the five-star quarterback. He even sent Arch a subtle message when he appeared on ESPN's secondary Monday Night Football broadcast ran by Peyton and Eli.

“I told Jalen to go where the best players are," Saban said. "If you’re a QB, always go where you have the best players.”

Nice try, Nick. We know who you're talking about.

Saban never stops recruiting. It's the reason why the Crimson Tide are always hauling in elite classes. Arch Manning will be difficult to get, though.

Arch has ties to Ole Miss and reportedly loved his visit to Athens to check out the Georgia Bulldogs earlier this month.

The five-star quarterback will be in Tuscaloosa this weekend to visit Saban and the Crimson Tide. There's no doubt the Alabama head coach will use his track record of success as a recruiting pitch, as he should.

We'll learn more about Arch's visit in Tuscaloosa after the weekend. Knowing Saban's track record in the recruiting game, the Crimson Tide could be in the lead to land the five star by early next week.