Johnny Manziel has already made Texas A&M millions, now he may be helping the school land his successor.
On Friday night, Twitter reports indicated that the Texas A&M helicopter touched down at the Allen – Plano West game in Plano, Texas. According to several observers at the game, Manziel himself was on the helicopter.
Check out the blurry photo below and decide for yourself if this is Johnny Football on the left:
Turnup manziel at the west game pic.twitter.com/qLNt4MfIZw
— Hunter Bailey (@HuntaBailey) October 19, 2013
A&M was there to get a better look at Allen quarterback Kyler Murray and Plano West running back Soso Jamabo. Allen routed Plano West, 77-37, behind Murray’s four TD passes and 392 yards of total offense. Jamabo carried 19 times for 66 yards for West in a losing effort.
It’s definitely recruiting season for the Aggies; they landed DE Myles Garrett (Arlington, Texas/Martin), the nation’s No. 7 player, earlier on Friday.
A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin used the helicopter earlier this season to woo Garrett. It worked:
“That was awesome,” Garrett said. “That was a show of respect that they recognize me as a pretty good player in the state of Texas. That was the first one they sent [the helicopter to]. I was like, ‘Wow, I guess I have to play my butt off.’”
Imagine sending the chopper and the reigning Heisman Trophy winner? At least Sumlin would know where his QB was the night before a game (for once). The Aggies must think Murray can replace Manziel when he leaves for the NFL (or CFL).
Any bets that Johnny Football asks to use the chopper so he and Uncle Nate can go to Vegas later this season? Has to happen. Dude practically bought the copter for the school.
A&M plays No. 24 Auburn today at 3:30 p.m. (ET) on CBS.