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Kenny Hill says he starts school at TCU on June 1, will join football team

Former Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill scrambles away from pressure in a Texas A&M game at Alabama in October 2014. Hill said at a high school baseball playoff game he will be ready to enroll at TCU in June.
Former Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill scrambles away from pressure in a Texas A&M game at Alabama in October 2014. Hill said at a high school baseball playoff game he will be ready to enroll at TCU in June. AP

Former Texas A&M and Southlake Carroll quarterback Kenny Hill will enroll at TCU on June 1 and join the football team, he told the Star-Telegram at a high school baseball playoff game Thursday.

“Two Mondays from now,” Hill said, asked when he starts classes at TCU.

Hill also said he has been on campus already to watch spring practice and get a jump on learning the offense. It was expected that he wanted to transfer to TCU.

As a transfer, he would have to sit out a year. The Horned Frogs will be led this season by Heisman Trophy candidate Trevone Boykin, who will be a senior.

Hill made a splashy debut at Texas A&M, taking over for Heisman winner Johnny Manziel with a record-breaking first start — throwing for 511 yards and four touchdowns at South Carolina.

But eight games later, he had lost the starting job to Kyle Allen. Later, he was suspended two games for violating team rules. He was granted his release from the program shortly before spring practice.

Hill, who won multiple Texas player of the year awards in 2012, will have two years of eligibility remaining after sitting out the coming season as a transfer.

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