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Johnny Manziel could have been a baseball star

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Those who watched Johnny Manziel play football at Texas A&M these past two year know that he can do pretty much everything. A master of the improvisation, Manziel has even shown that he can dunk a basketball. But did you know that he was also a high school baseball star?

Yahoo Sports have today revealed that Johnny Football was close to becoming Johnny Baseball before a change of college robbed baseball of a star in the making.

During his junior year at high school in Kerrville, Manziel hit over .400 with seven home runs. He was recruited to Oregon where he was slated to play both football and baseball before a switch to Texas A&M meant that Manziel focused on football.

Yahoo reports that Manziel told a scout at high school that baseball was his true love: "I'd rather play baseball than anything."

This was a sentiment that Manziel would repeat years later when throwing out the opening pitch at a big league game, where he confessed that he thought he would end up a baseball player.

Baseball's loss however is football's gain and no matter which team calls Manziel's name tomorrow night will be sure to have the most explosive young talent in the NFL.

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