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Alabama Lands Commit From Elite QB Eli Holstein; Tide Moving on From Manning?

The Alabama Crimson Tide has landed a commitment from an elite 2023 QB, Eli Holstein. Does that signal they have moved on from Arch Manning?

The race for elite 2023 quarterback Arch Manning just took a very interesting turn. 

On Tuesday, the Alabama Crimson Tide took a commitment from talented 2023 signal-caller, Zachary (LA) QB, Eli Holstein, perhaps signaling their plans to move on from the Manning race.

It is a development that has been rumored for weeks now, ever since Holstein de-committed from Texas A&M, and began to take heavy interest in the Crimson Tide. 

"So Bama obviously loves Eli Holstein. They're not going to basically wait around for Arch," national recruiting analyst Greg Biggins recently. "They see Eli as a guy and they sound like they're going to zero in on him and make a hard push for him if you've got (head coach) Nick Saban calling him."

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"This is a pretty good indicator that Alabama is out of the Arch Manning sweepstakes," Woody Wommack of Rivals tweeted. "Will be interesting to see if Arch follows through with his Tuscaloosa official."

Wommack wasn't the only insider to have these feelings either, with other national pundits and recruiting experts also weighing in on the effect of the Holstein commitment. 

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"Alabama gets a QB for the 2023 class, which *seemingly* takes it out of the Arch Manning sweepstakes, which *seemingly* leaves it a Georgia-Texas battle," Seth Emerson of The Athletic said. 

Texas in particular has been thought to be in front for Manning for quite some time.

And according to On3, Texas is the favorite to land the coveted QB.

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