Johnny Manziel: From 393rd-Ranked Recruit to Heisman Trophy Winner

Use your ← → (arrow) keys to browse more stories

Johnny Manziel’s recruiting path is nothing short of remarkable. Manziel came out of high school ranked 393rd in the country, according to After being passed on by almost every major program as a quarterback, Texas A&M finally took a chance.

The Aggies' risk paid off. Manziel would go on to be the first freshman in college football history to win the prestigious Heisman Trophy.

Watch the video for an in-depth look at Manziel’s high school recruiting process and how it was possible for the top recruiters in the country to overlook Johnny Football.


Highlights courtesy of

For more of Bleacher Report's exclusive CFB Recruiting 200 Signature Series content, check out the hub page

Follow B/R on Facebook

Team StreamTM

College Football

Subscribe Now

By signing up for our newsletter, you agree to our Terms and Privacy Policy.

Thanks for signing up.