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—Robert Martinez, former Tivy wide receiver
"We lined up in the shotgun and snapped it. I handed it to him behind me. He grabbed my jersey, and I grabbed his jersey and threw him into the end zone. To this day, that's one of my best memories from high school. It was awesome to see him celebrate. I wanted him to spike it, but he didn't do it."
"I was getting lifted up by all the other players. I didn't have the opportunity in the heat of the moment."
Away and Home
When Texas and TCU didn't offer him a scholarship to play quarterback, Manziel explored out west. While at camp at Stanford, Manziel got a call from Oregon coach Chip Kelly, who offered a scholarship. Manziel committed and planned to go to Eugene until late September, when Texas A&M quarterbacks coach Tom Rossley persuaded then coach Mike Sherman to consider Manziel as a quarterback. Given the chance to play at a major school in his home state, Manziel reluctantly switched his commitment. He headed to College Station in January 2011 and spent his first season lifting and learning the offense.
"Ever since he was little, he wore burnt orange. He wanted to go to Texas."
"All the schools on the West Coast loved him. Texas has their lineage and their people picked."