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Kenny Hill still expected to be a Horned Frog

Kenny Hill, here playing for Texas A&M against Alabama last season, is still expected to transfer to TCU during the summer. Under NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit out the 2015 season.
Kenny Hill, here playing for Texas A&M against Alabama last season, is still expected to transfer to TCU during the summer. Under NCAA transfer rules, he will have to sit out the 2015 season. AP

It was widely reported in January that Texas A&M quarterback and former Southlake star Kenny Hill planned to transfer out of College Station, most likely to TCU. He has been released from his scholarship, but he is not at TCU.

According to multiple sources at TCU they still expect Hill to make the move to Fort Worth. There needs to be a scholarship opening, the earliest that can happen is for the summer semester. When that happens next month, this move is expected to be made official.

Hill was released from his scholarship at Texas A&M just prior to the start of the spring of 2015. He has not played since a 59-0 loss at Alabama on Oct. 18. He was replaced as A&M’s starting quarterback to Kyle Allen. The team also added top prospect Kyler Murray in the spring.

If Hill does come to TCU, ostensibly he would be the quarterback TCU “signed” in 2015. The team did not sign a quarterback in its 2015 recruiting class. Hill would have two years remaining of eligibility.

He should not be considered a lock to replace Trevone Boykin as this team’s starting QB. The two have shown similar abilities in similar offenses, but Hill struggled with accuracy in his first and only season as a big-time college starting quarterback.

In his first game as the replacement for Johnny Manziel, Hill completed 44 passes for 511 yards and three touchdowns in a win at South Carolina on Sept. 28, 2014. The team began the season 5-0, and Hill had thrown 17 touchdowns with two interceptions. But in his next three starts - against Mississippi State, Ole Miss and Alabama - he threw six touchdowns and six interceptions. The team was 0-3 in those games, all double digit losses.

He was suspended for two games for a violation of team rules after the loss to Alabama, and did not play again for the Aggies.

Statistically, he completed 66.7 percent of his throws last season, but scouts insist that he is not an accurate passer.

Regardless, given the success that Boykin had with TCU offensive assistant coaches Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meachem in their first season together perhaps Hill could make a similar improvement.

Right now they just need to get him on campus, which sources at TCU fully expect will happen this summer.

Mac Engel, 817-390-7760

Twitter: @macengelprof

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