Johnny Manziel has become quite the internet sensation since his huge upset win against the #1 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide in Tuscaloosa last Saturday night. People all across the country have been increasingly interested in the Kerrville, Texas native who has revitalized a Texas A&M program used to being a doormat in recent years. As Manziel is about to wrap up a sensational freshman campaign and likely bowl game for the Aggies, its worth taking a look into how far "Johnny Football" has come.
Manziel is a Texas boy through and through, coming from the rolling hills of Kerr County, Texas which boasts a population just over 20,000. Sitting about an hour outside of San Antonio, Manziel led Kerrville Tivy to some memorable wins against other top-ranked teams around the state. Texas has long been known as a hotbed for future Division I blue chip recruits, but Manziel fell under some program's radar.