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    Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Almost unbelievable but Rivals had Manziel rated as a three star prospect even though he threw for over 3,000 yards and rushed for over 1,600 yards his senior year in high school.

    He had a bunch of offers but very few from the elite programs.

    He grew up a huge Texas Longhorn fan and wanted badly to play for them. He even wrote them letters basically begging for an opportunity but they never offered him a scholarship.

    At that point he committed to Oregon and was headed to the Northwest until Texas A@M offered him a scholarship.
    He took it to stay closer to home.

    Amazing story to me and just goes to show how wrong recruiting services can be.

    That being said I'm actually glad he ended up at A@M. I think he's good for the SEC.

    Not only that but I can't even begin to imagine how unstoppable Oregon's offense would be had he ended up there.

    That's just down right scary to think about.

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Texas offered RGIII as a DB. You can't get em all, but they sure miss out on some good ones. I think QB is one of the hardest positions to evaluate for college potential. If you want to look at high school QBs, look to Texas. Incredible what they turn out. RGIII, Luck, and Tannehill all first year NFL starters and Texas High School QBs.

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    I know one game or even one season does not make someone the best QB to ever play, but that young man has a gift and assuming he stays injury free and has a decent supporting cast he might go down in history as one of the SEC's greatest QBs.
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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Quote Originally Posted by GrayTide View Post
    I know one game or even one season does not make someone the best QB to ever play, but that young man has a gift and assuming he stays injury free and has a decent supporting cast he might go down in history as one of the SEC's greatest QBs.
    I agree. There's been some very fast QB's and there's been some quick QB's. I don't know that I've ever seen a better combination of fast AND quick, and let me add elusive to that list and throw in a touch of poise and leadership.

    Hard to believe that he's a true freshman.

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    I agree. There's been some very fast QB's and there's been some quick QB's. I don't know that I've ever seen a better combination of fast AND quick, and let me add elusive to that list and throw in a touch of poise and leadership.

    Hard to believe that he's a true freshman.
    Note that he is a RS freshman.

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    .I thought he was a true freshman. I stand corrected.

    Note-Baylor and Iowa State were the only Big 12 schools to offer him and A@M was the only SEC school.

    Most of his offers were from schools like Tulsa and Louisiana Tech.

    This kid almost totally flew under the radar even though he was named Parade All American.

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Sip, what struck me is how long he extends plays. If our read breaks down, the ball gets thrown over the bench. With Manziel, his feet keep moving and his eyes keep scanning the field. Born to play quarterback.

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    .I thought he was a true freshman. I stand corrected. Note-Baylor and Iowa State were the only Big 12 schools to offer him and A@M was the only SEC school. Most of his offers were from schools like Tulsa and Louisiana Tech. This kid almost totally flew under the radar even though he was named Parade All American.
    Where were we? Were we not interested because he is not a dropback passer?

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    IMO, one reason UF and LSU came from behind and beat TAMU was both of those teams have more team speed on defense than we do and both have better pass rushes. He did the same thing to both of them in the first half that he did to us in the first half.
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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Quote Originally Posted by Alasippi View Post
    .I thought he was a true freshman. I stand corrected.

    Note-Baylor and Iowa State were the only Big 12 schools to offer him and A@M was the only SEC school.

    Most of his offers were from schools like Tulsa and Louisiana Tech.

    This kid almost totally flew under the radar even though he was named Parade All American.
    I thought he was too and decided to look it up last week.

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Probably the most amazing thing is that Manziel was recruited by the previous coaching regime. Without a doubt in my mind, Manziel would not see the type of success he is seeing if it weren't for Sumlin's wide open spread it out offense. A perfect storm if their ever was one!

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonEyeshade View Post
    Sip, what struck me is how long he extends plays. If our read breaks down, the ball gets thrown over the bench. With Manziel, his feet keep moving and his eyes keep scanning the field. Born to play quarterback.
    The play is definitely never over until he's on the ground lol...he is very difficult to defend that's for sure.

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    Re: Interesting How Johnny Football Ended Up At Texas A@M

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    Where were we? Were we not interested because he is not a dropback passer?
    That would be my guess. We weren't even listed as schools showing interest.

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