Johnny Manziel: Meeting Drake was highlight of offseason
Johnny Manziel has had an eventful offseason filled with trips, vacations, sports events, and celebrity interactions. But the Texas A&M quarterback says his coolest experience of all since winning the Heisman Trophy was meeting rapper Drake in Toronto.
Manziel joined “Rage” with Richie and Greggo on 105.3 The Fan on Friday and was asked about his coolest moment since winning the Heisman.
“Probably meeting Drake,” Manziel said. “I went to Toronto before I went to Cabo for spring break and got to hang out with him and all of his crew and kind of watch how the music was made. Just got a chance to get to know him a little better and get advice from someone who I really, really like their music.”
Anyone who has been following Manziel lately should not be too surprised by his comment. The Aggies quarterback has been repping Drake all over the place.
When he returned to Twitter on Wednesday, he did so by quoting a lyric from Drake’s 5 AM in Toronto song. Most of his tweets on Thursday morning included some reference to Drake and his crew, including this one:
— Johnny Manziel (@JManziel2) April 12, 2013
He also has been sharing photos on Instagram of himself wearing clothing with Drake’s “OVO” logo on it (as seen above).
Manziel told Rage that he is trying hard to be the same person his parents raised him to be despite all the attention he’s received. He revealed that he keeps his Heisman Trophy at his parents’ home because it is a safe environment for the prized possession. Manziel also commented on his fake Longhorns tattoo that caused a stir on the Internet.
“I should have known better that it would have got blown out and put out everywhere,” Manziel told Rage. “It was just kind of joking with a Longhorn on spring break in Cabo kind of like a dare.”
The redshirt sophomore also talked about his expectations for the upcoming season.
“I expect hostility whenever we’re traveling. I have a target on my back, we have a target on our back. Obviously there’s going to be people trying to get under my skin, rattle me. But I just have to make sure that my teammates and my coaches are what matters the most, block all the other stuff out.”
A&M went 11-2 last season and finished second in the SEC West behind Alabama. He believes they can win the league this season.
The good news for Aggies fans is despite Johnny Football’s world tour since winning the Heisman, he looked good at the team’s spring game. Manziel went 24 of 28 for 303 yards and three touchdowns.
Photo: Instagram/Johnny Manziel