Kenny Hill made a name for himself in his first game as the starting quarterback for the Texas A&M Aggies. He had huge shoes to fill since he was taking over the team Johnny Manziel left behind to enter the NFL. Hill threw for 511 yards in the opener against South Carolina.
The rest of the season didn’t go so well for Hill. He struggled in the middle of the season and then had to serve a two-game suspension. Highly-touted freshman Kyle Allen took over and lead the team to three-straight wins to end the season.
Hill saw the writing on the wall and asked for a release from his scholarship at Texas A&M. He cited the reason as he wished to play closer to his home near Dallas, Texas.
Where will Kenny Hill end up? Is TCU the only school in the running?
Wherever Hill decides to play, he will be forced to sit out the 2015 college football season. It actually works out perfect for TCU if chooses to attend. TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin will be a senior this upcoming season. Hill can sit for a year and still have two seasons of eligibility left.
TCU, along with Boise State, used to be thought of as just an elite mid-major football program. They have since joined the ultra-competitive Big 12 and have excelled. Many believe they should have been voted into the four-team college football playoff this season. The Horned Frogs have went from a nerdy girl with glasses to prom queen in just a few years.
I don’t think any other school is in the running for Hill. The only college football program near Dallas is SMU…and SMU’s football program is a complete shit show right now.
Bobby Roberts (otherwise known as Sweetbob) is the creator of ‘America’s White Boy’ and contributor at Project Shanks. His writing has been featured on ESPN’s ‘SportsNation’, Sports Illustrated’s Hot Clicks, Guyspeed, and various other sites. You can follow him on Twitter at @Sweetbob.