Johnny Manziel and Football Recruits That Were Underrated Heading into College

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Johnny Manziel and Football Recruits That Were Underrated Heading into College
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We don't always get it right as recruiting evaluators and star rankings aren't necessarily always an indicator of a recruit's potential.

Gasp...

That's right folks, sometimes the recruiting rankings can be wrong.

Let's give credit where it's due, recruiting experts and scouts spend hours and hours evaluating players and breaking down film, and more often than not—they get a pretty good idea of what a recruit will be able to do at the college level.

Every now and then though, a recruit will far exceed expectations. It's not an exact science, but more so a very educated guess.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel is one of those recruits who played far above his star ranking heading into college as a recruit. He's now one of the best players in college football, but at the time, the rankings didn't indicate that potential.

It happens, and when it does, it's worth noting. 

Here's a list of other college stars, along with Manziel, that were underrated in the recruiting process.

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