Freshman QB impressing Texas A&M, star WR Christian Kirk

Aug 27, 2016; Loganville, GA, USA; IMG Academy quarterback Kellen Mond (11) runs against the Grayson Rams during the second half in a high school football duel of top ranked teams at Grayson Community Stadium. IMG Academy defeated the Grayson Rams 26-7. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

The Texas A&M quarterback competition will be arguably the biggest storyline heading into next year for head coach Kevin Sumlin.

With Trevor Knight headed to the NFL, it isn’t yet known as to which signal-caller will start in the season opener versus a talented UCLA team in Pasadena.

Senior Jake Hubenak and redshirt freshman Nick Starkel return this year — though an incoming freshman is drawing the most intrigue: Kellen Mond.

A true dual-threat athlete, Mond chose A&M over the likes of Clemson, Baylor, Auburn, LSU, Ohio State, Georgia, and Miami.

His ability to make plays with his feet could prove vital for Texas A&M. Additionally — should Mond start — the mobility factor could help to mask any problems he may have then throwing the ball down field.

When asked about Mond during spring ball, star receiver Christian Kirk had this to say:

“I think the biggest thing is just them getting comfortable, learning the concepts, getting the game speed down.

“Kellen’s doing good. He was able to take some reps with the ‘ones.’ You could tell it was a lot easier for him out there to go with the ‘ones,’ just because with the ‘ones,’ those are all veteran guys that have been around.”

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