Former Heisman winner claims he'd want son to commit to Colorado football right now

Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs the
Sep 21, 2013; College Station, TX, USA; Texas A&M Aggies quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) runs the / Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

"Johnny Football," FKA Johnny Manziel, would want his son commit to the Colorado football program right now if he was a recruit. That's what he told Shannon Sharpe on the February 21 edition of Club Shay Shay, anyway.

The University of Colorado's primary draw for the former Heisman winner is, you guessed it, Coach Prime.

"We've had a great relationship for years," Manziel said about Sanders (h/t BuffsBeat). "I think looking back on our relationship now, he knew something special in me to the point of where he would interject in my life at times or send me a message or like really show love that he didn't have to do.

"If I was a college kid looking now, I would say Texas A&M is the best school in the country, right? That's a given. But number two, I would play for a man who's a leader of men. A guy who carries himself the way that Prime does. And without a doubt I would sign my life and if I sit, look at it from a different perspective... If I was a father and my son was looking to go to play for a coach, I would absolutely, without a doubt, unequivocally, send them to Coach Prime."

Johnny Manziel can visit Coach Prime's Colorado football program in 2024

Coach Prime will have celebrity appearances in Boulder in year two, just as he did in year one. There may be more this time around, in fact, with celebrity fathers like PWO commit Gage Goldberg's, WCW and WWE legend Bill Goldberg, and NFL veterans like Chad Ochocinco and Warren Sapp wanting jobs with the Buffs that CU may keep them out of; particularly in Sapp's case.

BuffsBeat's Jeff Hauser believes Manziel could be among those who join the locker room for a guest motivational speech or two in 2024.

"We'll see if Coach Prime brings Manziel on campus this year to give the Buffaloes a little bit of motivation and a different perspective," Hauser wrote.

Given the close relationship the two have, and the "free" marketing Manziel just provided Coach Prime, it's reasonable to not only suspect a Johnny Football appearance in Boulder, but to straight up expect it.