Trevor Knight Announces Transfer to Texas A&M

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist

Oklahoma quarterback Trevor Knight (9) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
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Trevor Knight, who was granted a full release by Oklahoma after being unseated by Baker Mayfield at quarterback this season, has decided to transfer to Texas A&M.

Knight released a statement announcing the news on Twitter: 

George Schroeder of USA Today first reported the news and noted Knight will be eligible to play for the Aggies right away. 

Taylor Hamm of 247Sports reported on Dec. 20 that "the San Antonio product spoke with A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin multiple times this week." 

Knight, a graduate transfer, threw for just 305 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions while also rushing for 445 yards and another two scores after losing his job to Mayfield, who led the team to the College Football Playoff and a semifinal appearance against Clemson.

Knight started 10 games for the Sooners in 2014, throwing for 2,300 yards, 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions and rushing for 339 yards and another five scores. He also started five games for the program as a freshman. He appeared headed for stardom after throwing for 348 yards and four touchdowns when Oklahoma stomped Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl after his freshman season, but that never came to fruition.

And with Mayfield firmly entrenched as the starter, moving on made the most sense for Knight.

"My decision to reach out and communicate with other potential programs is something I feel I must do in order to see if there is a perfect fit for my senior season," he said in a statement on Dec. 11, per SoonerSports.com.

With Kyler Murray and Kyle Allen already transferring out of Texas A&M this winter, Knight will be the front-runner to land the starting gig for the Aggies next season. Junior Jake Hubenak will likely be Knight's top competition at quarterback.

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