September 20, 2010

Manziel changes his commitment to A&M

The last month has been a whirlwind for Kerrville Tivy quarterback Johnny Manziel. He would shred some of Texas' best defenses on Friday nights, then spend the week thinking about where he would be going to college in 2011.

That decision was made Monday night, when Manziel decided he'd be a Texas Aggie.

"I can't tell you how relieved I am," he said about an hour after he called Texas A&M quarterbacks coach Tom Rossley and head coach Mike Sherman to give them his commitment. "My parents are happy for me to finally have a clear head and they love everything about A&M, so they love the fact they'll get to see a lot more of me."

Manziel had been committed to the University of Oregon, but began to rethink that decision once the Aggies surprised him with an offer in late August. After three trips to College Station and several meetings with Sherman, he knew what he wanted to do - but had to call Eugene and tell the Ducks' coaching staff first.

"It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to do, but I'm glad I manned up and did it," he said. "Now I'm proud to be an Aggie."

Manziel said both Rossley and Sherman were more than happy to take his commitment and were excited to have him as the 12th member of the A&M recruiting class of 2010. But, before he arrives in College Station, he has some clothes shopping to do.

"I'll be all over (getting A&M gear) this week," he said. "I'll be decked out for my next trip to Aggieland, that's for sure."

Manziel is rated as the 25th best dual-threat quarterback in the nation by Rivals.com.


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