The top quarterback recruit in the 2023 class is either Tennessee’s Nico Iamaleava or Texas’ Arch Manning, depending on your ranking service of choice.

On3 ranked Iamaleava as its No. 1 overall prospect, while Manning held that spot with 247Sports. No matter the order, the recruiting services value each of these freshman quarterbacks, who are enrolled at their respective schools and will participate in spring practice.

Expectations will soar for each.

Few high school recruits have endured the spotlight Manning experienced during his career at Isidore Newman School in New Orleans. His family pedigree and his five-star ranking coalesced into a much-scrutinized recruitment. Meanwhile, Iamaleava may be the most anticipated Tennessee quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning started as a freshman in 1994.

But will either Manning or Iamaleava start as freshmen? That’s no sure thing, in part because of who is in front of each on the depth chart.