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Is Texas A&M QB Kenny "Trill" Hill Transferring to TCU?

Texas A&M's September Heisman winner will be suiting up in purple in 2016.

Somebody get some purple on this kid.
Somebody get some purple on this kid.
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I've got three sources reporting it, so we're running with it.  Kenny "Trill" Hill, a sophomore quarterback at Texas A&M, will reportedly transfer to TCU, following in the footsteps of Matt Joeckel away from College Station.  Unlike Joeckel, however, Hill will not be a graduate transfer and will have to sit out a year before becoming eligible, according to NCAA rules.  As Hill did not redshirt in his seasons at A&M, it will count as a redshirt year and he will have two years of eligibility starting in the 2016 football season.

Now with that bit of business out of the way... wow. I certainly didn't see this one coming, especially with the quarterbacks that TCU currently has in the pipeline, but Hill has a ton of talent and, with proper coaching, could step right into the starting quarterback position after Trevone Boykin graduates in 2015.  Hill was a consensus four star out of Southlake Carroll as a recruit, with offers from TCU, Kansas State, Baylor, Texas Tech and our friends at Ole Miss among others, but ended up choosing Texas A&M, where he backed up Johnny Manziel for one season and was the starter for the Aggies early in 2014, quickly racking up national attention with a phenomenal performance in a blowout win over South Carolina- where he broke many of the Aggies records for passing in a single game.  When A&M's schedule stiffened, however, Hill shrunk a bit- although his yardage was still good, he had 6 TDs and 6 INTs against Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Alabama and ended up relegated to the bench and he acted out a bit, earning a two game suspension.  With a year off to mature and be taken into the tutelage of quarterback whisperer Sonny Cumbie (as well as having one of the finest models of how to carry yourself as a quarterback in Trevone Boykin to learn from for a year), however, the ceiling for Hill is very high and it would not be at all surprising to see him beat out the other quarterbacks on the roster for a starting spot- at the very least, this will serve as notice that the competition is going to be fierce after Boykin graduates- we should be in very good hands, no matter who wins.

Welcome to the family, Kenny.

Go Frogs!