Johnny Manziel is set to go in the first round of this year's NFL draft.
And in an interview with The Houston Chronicle the former Texas Aggie spoke of his desire to be taken as the first overall pick by his home state team, the Houston Texans:
"I want them to say absolutely, without a doubt, with 100 percent certainty, that I'm who they want.
"I want everybody from the janitor at Reliant Stadium to the front office executive assistant all the way up to (owner) Bob McNair to say, 'This kid is 100 percent, can't miss.
"We wan't the Texas kid staying in Texas and leading the Texans," he told reporters.
Manziel is currently deep into an intense training regime in San Diego as he tries to shake off his 'Johnny Football' image that has led some to question his value as an NFL quarterback.
And after four years with Texas A&M, during which he won the coveted Heisman Trophy, he is hoping that new Texans coach Bill O'Brien will take a gamble on him come draft day:
"They're the team I've watched every year since I was a kid.
"With the pieces they already have in place, I could fit in...I'm a Texas kid. The state means a lot to me."
Manziel finished his senior year with 37 touchdown plays, having thrown for 4,114 yards and is preparing for next weeks NFL combine by working with legendary quarterback coach George Whitfield Jr.
And he had one message of warning for the Texans should they pass up the opportunity to draft him:
"It would be the worst decision they've ever made.
"Sorry but you just turned that chip on my shoulder from a Frito into a Dorito."
During the interview the player also spoke of his confidence in winning Super Bowls, even stating he wanted to become the first rookie to ever win the final match up.
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