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Top Texas A&M sleepers

1/23/2013
It's safe to say that Johnny Manziel has been a runaway success at Texas A&M despite being just a 3-star prospect. Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images

Here's a look at some recruits who were surprises at Texas A&M.

No. 1 Johnny Manziel, quarterback, 2011: Coming out of Kerrville (Texas) Tivy, some wondered how Manziel would fare as a quarterback at the Division I level. He originally committed to Oregon but flipped to Texas A&M once then-Aggies' quarterbacks coach Tom Rossley convinced then-head coach Mike Sherman to offer. According to Manziel's high school coach, Mark Smith, A&M and Rice were the only two in-state schools to offer.