With Heisman trophy winning Quartberack Johnny Manziel suspended for the first half of the Texas A&M Aggies season opener with the Rice Owls on Saturday, true freshman quarterback Kenny Hill is likely to make the start for the Aggies.
According to ESPN’s Travis Haney, “he has gotten [the] most reps with 2′s.”
Last week, Matt Davis announced that he was transferring from Texas A&M to Tyler Junior College so he could inevitably open his recruiting back up, much like former Auburn quarterback Cam Newton and the Tigers current quarterback, Nick Marshall.
Hill was rated as a four star prospect and was considered the fourth best dual threat quarterback in the country in the class of 2013. Rivals listed Hill as the 137th best prospect overall. Hill, 6’2, 210 lbs., is also an excellent baseball player at Southlake Carroll High School in Texas and is the son of former major league pitcher Ken Hill.
The Aggies also have Matt Joeckel, the brother of former Texas A&M offensive tackle Luke Joeckel, who was the number two overall pick in the 2013 NFL draft. Joeckel, a 6’4, 234 lb. junior is 5-of-11 for 42 yards in his career.
Texas A&M and Rice will kickoff at 1:00 pm EST Saturday and you can watch the game on ESPN.