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Wednesday, January 9, 2013
Recruits impressed by Manziel

By Sam Khan Jr.

Ed Paris
Commit Ed Paris enjoyed watching Johnny Manziel in the AT&T Cotton Bowl.

Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel wowed fans and observers with his performance in the AT&T Cotton Bowl, leading the Aggies to a resounding 41-13 win over Oklahoma.

The same can be said for recruits who watched the game.

"Johnny Football is something else," 2014 ESPN Watch List cornerback Ed Paris said. "He is something else."

The Aggies capped off an 11-2 season -- their first as a member of the Southeastern Conference -- with the win and it appeared that Manziel's performance is what stood out to Aggies' commitments and targets.

"They looked pretty good," 2013 linebacker commitment Kenny Flowers said. "It's pretty much what I expected. Johnny Manziel's always working and everyone was working as a team. They looked real good."

Paris said he wasn't surprised by the dominating performance in the least.

"When you think about it, you're trying to go at Johnny Football and even some of the best of the best linebackers and defensive ends can't stay with him," Paris said. "He already won the Heisman. It's hard to stop him."

Texas A&M quarterback commitment Kenny Hill (Southlake, Texas/Carroll) got to see the game in person at Cowboys Stadium.

"It was crazy," Hill said. "It was a fun atmosphere. I'm sure it was even better out on the field."

Hill noticed that the Aggies had more fans in the stands than the Sooners.

"I think they had more people for A&M," Hill said. "The A&M fans are crazy so of course they're going to be down there."

He, too, was not surprised by the result.

"I knew it was going to happen," Hill said. "They played great. They just outplayed them."