Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel made history by becoming the first freshman to ever win the Heisman Trophy. Having a Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback for the next three years could tip the recruiting scales in the Aggies' favor for years to come.
The Aggies are already recruiting at a level that has not been seen in Aggieland since Jacke Sherrill was the head coach in the 1980s. Adding a Heisman Trophy to the trophy case should help even more.
In 2007, Tim Tebow won the Heisman Trophy as a sophomore at Florida. In 2008, the Gators brought in a top-five recruiting class. Sam Bradford and Mark Ingram followed Tebow as Heisman winners who won the award during their sophomore season.
This is a look at why Johnny Manziel winning the Heisman Trophy will improve the Aggies' recruiting going forward.