With all the hype surrounding the high school phenomenon Arch Manning, one of his Super Bowl-winning uncles decided to add even more stress to his nephew’s shoulders.
Twice Super Bowl player of the year Eli Manning He appeared on “The Pat McAfee Show” and talked about how he’s giving advice to Arch, who stars at Isidore Newman High School in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Eli said he “feels” for his nephew because he “has a lot of pressure and a lot of expectations” to be great.
“I said to him, ‘Enjoy being a high school football player,’” Eli Manning said. “This is an amazing time in your life, some of your best friends forever. Don’t start thinking too much about college, or “Hey, where am I going to play college,” and think about the next level where you can’t enjoy this time in your life.
“So just enjoy it, work hard on it, be a great teammate and you’ll find out where to go to play college.”
Five-star junior quarterback Ark Manning lived up to the hype in the first game of the season on Friday night. He completed 19 of 34 passes for 238 yards and three touchdowns. He also carried the ball five times for 50 yards and a point in a 28-0 win over Vandebilt Catholic High School.
Arch has all of the college’s top programs on its radar, including the University of Alabama, Louisiana State University, and Ole Miss. It currently has 12 offerings from the best undergraduate programs.
In his first two seasons as Newman’s starter, Manning threw for 4,360 yards and 55 touchdowns. He will be looking to build on that in what is expected to be an exciting rookie year.
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