Kenny Hill confirmed to the Fort Worth Star Telegram's Travis Brown on Thursday that he will enroll at TCU on June 1 and join the football team. For the maligned Aggie quarterback and former Southlake Carroll star TCU is the next step in turning things around. According to Brown's article, Hill attended TCU's spring practice (simply as a visitor, to watch), and to begin learning the offense.
Expectations for Hill couldn't have been higher when he arrived at Texas A&M, as Johnny Manziel had left the Aggies with a taste for success in the SEC, and fans were craving more of the same. Hill seemed to be up to the task, throwing for 511 yards and 3 touchdowns in Texas A&M's 2014 opener against South Carolina. Over the next four games, all wins, Hill would throw for 1,234 yards and 14 touchdowns. However, a three game losing streak that saw Hill throw six interceptions inspired Aggie coaches to pull him in favor of Kyle Allen.
Hill, who had also been known to have his fair share of fun around campus, was suspended from the team shortly thereafter and would never recover his starting job.
Hill will sit out this season, according to transfer rules, but there's no doubt he could benefit from spending time with Trevone Boykin and the rest of the quarterbacks, both on and off the field. The raw talent and ability is there, but Hill needs to stand up straight and pull himself together a bit (which, if TCU is saying 'yes, transfer here,' probably means he's already started getting his head on straight). We've seen young guys get to college and lose their minds a little bit in the past, and with Hill, there's no reason to think that he can't come in to TCU and be successful.
If anything, he's one more talented guy who will compete for the starting job in 2016.