Trevor Knight to transfer to Texas A&M
Texas A&M may have found a short-term solution to its quarterback issues.
The Aggies have seen their top two quarterbacks opt to transfer out of College Station. They will get a pretty big transfer back to replace them.
USA TODAY reports Oklahoma transfer Trevor Knight will transfer to Texas A&M, citing sources close to Knight.
Knight confirmed the decision on Twitter shortly after the report emerged:
Boomer Sooner, and Gig'em Aggies! pic.twitter.com/A4jCHo7xGD
— Trevor Knight (@trevor_knight9) January 4, 2016
Knight graduated in 2016 and will be immediately eligible to play for the Aggies, making him the favorite to start for the Aggies next season.
Knight had a mixed career with Oklahoma, fighting injuries and inconsistency throughout his career. He lost the starting job his senior season to Baker Mayfield, who led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff.
Knight though was the quarterback who defeated Alabama in the Sugar Bowl in 2014. He was one of the most promising dual-threat quarterbacks in the country. He just never got things going the same way he did in the 2013 season again in Norman.
For Texas A&M this feels like a godsend. There can be a legitimate quarterback competition now. The Aggies have an experienced winning quarterback to help them push through and maybe contend in the SEC West. First they have to find a new offensive coordinator.
Working with a veteran in Knight would be a nice enticement to anyone who wants to join Kevin Sumlin’s staff.