Texas A&M’s likely starting quarterback for the 2016 season is officially on campus.
Former Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight was one of four new players in College Station this week, along with three early enrollees in running back Trayveon Williams, kicker Braden Mann and offensive lineman Colton Prater.
— Kevin Sumlin (@CoachSumlin) January 19, 2016
Knight completed 22 of 40 passes for 305 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions during the 2015 season in relief of Baker Mayfield, who led the Sooners to the College Football Playoff. Knight finished his Oklahoma career completing 57.1 percent of his passes for 3,424 yards with 25 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He also rushed for 853 yards.
The Aggies are in need of quarterback depth after the two quarterbacks who received the bulk of the snaps last season transferred. Junior Kyle Allen left for Houston and freshman Kyler Murray made the move to Oklahoma, Knight’s former school, after playing in eight games for Texas A&M in 2015. Aside from Knight, junior Jake Hubenak is the only quarterback on the roster with game experience.
Knight, who has one year of eligibility remaining, has a good chance to be the starter when the Aggies host UCLA in the season opener on Sept. 3.