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.