Lane Kiffin is never shy about displaying his personality on social media and in front of the camera. Kiffin has sent out a message to all the other power 5 schools that he wants the top QB of the 2023 class to commit to Ole Miss.
The talk of the college football recruitment world has easily been Arch Manning, the nephew of Peyton and Eli Manning. Arch is currently ranked as the No. 1 recruit in the country for the 2023 recruiting class, according to 247 Sports. Arch has interests from about every major school in the country, including the Rebels.
Kiffin has made it very clear to the world that he wants Arch -- so clear in fact that Arch is the only person he follows on Instagram.
It’s no secret that the Manning name carries tons of weight in the state of Mississippi, as his uncle and grandfather, Eli and Archie, were both All-American quarterbacks for the Rebels, and his dad Cooper also played for the Rebs as a wide receiver. Eli was a Heisman finalist at Ole Miss during his senior season, and Archie finished fourth in the Heisman voting in 1969. Arch recently took a visit to Oxford and had high words for coach Kiffin and the program, via Steve Wiltfong of 247Sports.
"Oxford is amazing," Manning said. "Coach [Jeff] Lebby and Coach [Lane] Kiffin are some of the smartest offensive minds I've ever met. I met with Coach Kiffin it seems like four hours, and he blew me away with his knowledge, and they're going to put up some points this year, and I'm excited to watch them."
Arch, who is entering his junior season at Isidore Newman (La.) plans on taking another visit to Oxford on Oct. 23 against LSU where his uncle Eli’s jersey will be retired at halftime. If Kiffin wants Arch, he will have to compete for him against former boss Nick Saban and the Crimson TIde, Clemson and LSU.
Although we don’t know where Arch will end up committing to, he will give coach Kiffin and Ole Miss another look when the LSU Tigers come to town.