COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) — With quarterbacks Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray both transferring from Texas A&M before the bowl game, the Aggies were in need of depth at the position.
They got it Wednesday by signing Trevor Knight, a graduate transfer from Oklahoma who will be eligible to play immediately. Knight started 15 games and threw for more than 3,000 yards in three seasons with the Sooners. Ten of his starts came as a sophomore in 2014 when he threw for 2,300 yards and 15 touchdowns.
Texas A&M also added Nick Starkel, who threw for more than 3,000 yards with 29 touchdowns at Argyle, Texas, last season. Another quarterback prospect is Moses Reynolds, a versatile player who ran for almost 1,000 yards with 12 touchdowns and threw for more than 800 with seven scores in 2015 for San Antonio Jay. The younger brother of A&M star receiver Josh Reynolds also had 304 yards receiving with two touchdowns and grabbed three interceptions on defense last year.
The Aggies also continued a three-year trend of replacing top offensive linemen with promising recruits by adding Kellen Diesch, a 6-foot-5, 275-pounder.
On defense, the star of the class is McKinney, Texas, defensive end Justin Madubuike. The Aggies also snagged a pair of top cornerbacks in Travon Fuller of Athens, Texas, and Charles Oliver of Fairfield, Texas.
Other things to know:
Top 25 Class: Yes.
Best in class: Kellen Diesch, OL, Trophy Club, Texas.
Best of the rest: Clyde Leflore-Chriss, WR, New Orleans.
Late addition: Clifford Chattman, S, New Orleans.
One that got away: Brandon Jones, S, Nacogdoches, Texas, who chose Texas.
How they’ll fit in: Coach Kevin Sumlin has long said that he doesn’t recruit players to sit on the sidelines, so expect to see many of these players fill big roles this season like freshmen WR Christian Kirk and DL Daylon Mack did in 2015.