Johnny Manziel HS scouting report 

November, 14, 2012
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Today, everyone knows Johnny Manziel. Johnny Football, the Heisman contender who knocked off No. 1 Alabama in Tuscaloosa. But just two years ago, Manziel was an unheralded three-star recruit who some felt wasn't tall enough to be a big-time quarterback. Take a look back at our high school scouting report on Manziel. While it was hard to predict he'd have this kind of immediate success, it's clear from the writeup that in the proper system, he could thrive.

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John David Mercer/US PresswireJohnny Manziel has come a long way from his days as a three-star high school prospect.
Johnny Manziel scouting report:

This guy is a fantastic athlete so much so that depending on the school he could be offered as a secondary player or wide receiver as well as dual-threat quarterback. Manziel has just adequate height, but a strong frame with solid bulk at this stage. He is a quick-twitch athlete with terrific speed and quickness for a QB. He is the ideal spread offense prospect especially any scheme that is going to heavily rely on their QB for designed runs.

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