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Former Southlake QB Kenny Hill trades up to TCU from Texas A&M

Former Southlake QB Kenny Hill trades up to TCU from Texas A&M

Quarterback Kenny Hill
Former Southlake star Kenny Hill is transferring from Texas A&M to TCU, according to reports.  Texas A&M Football/Facebook

Texas A&M quarterback Kenny Hill is leaving College Station to become a Horned Frog, according to reports from Gigem247. Texas A&M has granted the sophomore signal caller a release, and he plans to transfer to TCU.

The former Southlake Carroll quarterback and 2012 Gatorade Texas Player of the Year began the 2014 season as the Aggies' starter, replacing former Heisman winner and Cleveland Brown Johnny Manziel. Hill came out red-hot against South Carolina, throwing for a school-record 511 yards in his first career start.

After five straight wins to open the season, however, A&M dropped three in a row to SEC West foes, and Hill was benched in favor of freshman Kyle Allen. That move, plus a two-game suspension in November for violating team rules, appear to have spurred the transfer.

During his stint as A&M's starter, Hill threw for 2,649 yards, 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions, with a 66.7 completion percentage.

Hill will have to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer rules, but he is expected to compete for the starting job in 2016. He still has his redshirt season and will have two years of eligibility remaining.

Current TCU junior starting quarterback Trevone Boykin was just named first-team All-Big 12 and Big 12 Offensive Player of the Year en route to leading the Horned Frogs to a 12-1 record, including a 42-3 Peach Bowl victory over No. 9 Ole Miss, after being left out of the inaugural College Football Playoff.

Boykin is expected to be a frontrunner for the 2015 Heisman after finishing fourth in voting last year.