Many believe that Texas A&M Aggies star quarterback Johnny Manziel has played in his final home game at Kyle Field as he prepares to enter the 2014 NFL Draft, but there are still a few games left for Manziel to play before announcing his decision.
The full expectation is that Manziel will forego his final years of eligibility to go pro, and it looks like we can expect an official announcement before the Aggies play in their bowl game.
Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin spoke to the media on Friday, where he acknowledged Manziel’s decision will be coming before Texas A&M suits up for their final appearance of the season.
“We haven’t had that conversation,” Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin said ESPN Radio’s SVP & Russillo, via Pro Football Talk. “My job is to get him all the facts that we can get him. We’ll have that discussion after the Missouri game, certainly during the bowl preparation. I’m sure the announcement will be made at that time.
“He’s handled things on the field as well as any player in the country. His numbers are better than they were last year. And I’ve had a number of people tell me there’s no more exciting college football player in the country than he is, and he’s the guy they like to watch.
“He’s a special talent. His energy, his leadership on the team is evident, and he continues to get better every week.”
If Manziel decides to stay in College Station, it would be a complete shock, but Johnny Football has always thrived on being unpredictable.
Once Manziel makes his decision on whether to stay in college or go pro, the next thing that Aggies fans will need to worry about is whether Sumlin will be returning or bolting for the pros.