Reports: Texas A&M QB Kenny Hill to transfer; TCU may be pick
Kenny Hill, the presumed heir-apparent to Johnny Manziel at Texas A&M who stormed onto the scene with a record-setting opener last season, will transfer, according to reports.
247Sports reported that Hill’s destination will be TCU, a move that would bring Hill back closer to his hometown of Southlake, Texas, a suburb of Dallas.
Hill, a sophomore, broke Manziel’s school record for passing yards in last season’s opener, throwing for 511 yards and three touchdowns in a 52-28 demolition of then-No. 9 South Carolina. The Aggies amassed more total and passing yards in a single game than any opponent in Gamecocks history.
Hill would lead Texas A&M to a 5-0 start and No. 6 ranking, but a 48-31 loss to Mississippi State on Oct. 4 would begin a three-game losing streak, the final game of which was Hill’s final contest of the season. He was suspended for two games after that for a violation of team rules, and he never played again as freshman Kyle Allen took over the starting job and never gave it back.
Hill also was suspended toward the end of spring practice after an alcohol-related arrest but worked his way back into head coach Kevin Sumlin’s good graces enough to get the starting nod during camp.
Off the field, Hill’s parents also made headlines, applying to trademark the nickname "Trill" after the eye-popping opener.
Hill finished the season with 2,649 yards passing, 23 touchdowns, eight interceptions and a 154.6 passer rating. He ran for another 156 yards on 52 carries.
TCU currently has a starting quarterback in junior Trevone Boykin who, if he returns to the Horned Frogs rather than bolting for the NFL, will enter the season as a Heisman favorite. Hill would sit out next season per NCAA transfer rules and be in line to compete for the starting job in the 2016 season.