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TCU football confirms Kenny Hill enrollment, but not yet on roster

Former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill has enrolled at TCU. After sitting out the 2015 season, he will have two years of eligibility remaining.
Former Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill has enrolled at TCU. After sitting out the 2015 season, he will have two years of eligibility remaining. AP

TCU confirmed Kenny Hill’s enrollment on Monday, although the former Southlake Carroll and Texas A&M quarterback won’t immediately be added to the football roster.

The school’s Twitter account for the football team tweeted a picture of Hill and his parents that said, “Arrived: @Kennyhill13! #FunkyTown15 #SouthlakeTX”

This year’s recruiting class was on campus Sunday to move into the dorms, the school said.

Coach Gary Patterson said he will wait until fall practice to talk about the new players.

Hill, who started with a record-breaking performance at Texas A&M last season, had been expected to transfer to TCU following his release from his scholarship in College Station and confirmed his plans two weeks ago.

Hill threw for an A&M-record 511 yards and four touchdowns in a season-opening win against South Carolina last season and finished with 2,649 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions in eight games.

After a 5-0 start, he lost his job when the Aggies went 0-3 in a stretch of SEC games against Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Alabama. Then he was suspended two games for violating team rules.

As a transfer, Hill has to sit out the season, but will have two years of eligibility remaining. TCU’s starter this year is senior Trevone Boykin, who finished fourth in the Heisman Trophy voting for the defending Big 12 co-champions.

In high school at Southlake Carroll, Hill was the 2012 Texas Gatorade Player of the Year after throwing for 20 touchdowns and running for 22 as a senior. He led Carroll to the 5A state title as a junior, throwing for 25 touchdowns and running for 24.

Carlos Mendez, 817-390-7407

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