Skip to main content

Here's How Much Texas Reportedly Spent When Arch Manning Took An Official Visit In June

Texas football commit Arch Manning

During summer, five-star quarterback recruit Arch Manning took an official visit to the University of Texas. Three days later he committed. How did Steve Sarkisian and the Longhorns win him over? Let's just say big money was involved. 

Texas football reportedly spent $280,000 during the 48 hours Manning was in town for a visit. It's worth noting he wasn't alone, though. Nine other recruits were with Manning that weekend. 

The Longhorns spent the $280,000 on airfare, rental cars, 5-star hotel, parents' open bar, custom cakes, TopGolf, an ice sculpture and a lake cruise, per The Athletic. Three days later Arch announced his commitment to the University of Texas. 

"In June, Arch Manning made an official visit to Texas, along with 9 others. The school spent $280,000 in 48 hours, per @TheAthletic: Airfare, cars 5-star hotel Parents' open bar Custom cakes Topgolf An ice sculpture Lake cruise Arch committed 3 days later," said Front Office Sports. 

The big financial weekend paid off for the Longhorns. Steve Sarkisian has his future quarterback in Arch Manning. He'll join the program next year. 

The Longhorns, in the meantime, will have to figure it out with Hudson Card under center until Quinn Ewers returns from injury.