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The video interview is fun, too. Excerpt:
Stuart Cunyus has watched more freshman football games than all but maybe a few souls, most through the lens of his camera as a staffer for Kerrville’s Hill Country Community Journal. The first time he saw a wiry quarterback named Johnny Manziel eluding tacklers at Tivy’s Antler Stadium, he set the camera aside.
It was a performance he needed to see with his own eyes.
“I went home that night and called my brother right away, because I had to tell someone,” Cunyus said. “I told him 'I think I just saw the greatest quarterback ever.' ”
The stories of Manziel’s high school accomplishments are passed around like tall tales, only they’re true. As a sophomore, he had an 80-yard touchdown run called back for holding, only to score on a 90-yard run the very next play. As a junior, he had eight touchdowns in a game, then two weeks later, nine touchdowns. As a senior, he threw the football a Texas high school record 75 times (completing 41 passes for 503 yards) to beat San Antonio Madison.
And he could play a little baseball, which he often did after another ho-hum afternoon of scratch golf. Manziel batted .416 in his final season and reportedly had an offer to play baseball at Texas. No coach could say which sport was truly his best. It’s an unfair question, really, like asking if Vincent van Gogh was better with water color or oils.
“I think whatever he commits himself to will be the best sport at that time,” Smith said. “I think he'd be one heck of a basketball player if he chose to be.”
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Anybody know what his 40 time is? Just curious
Fast. Very fast.
Honestly I'd bet it's 4.4ish in the 40, but what's more important is his open field moves. There are a lot of SEC defensive backs who are still falling the wrong way.
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