College Station, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Matt Joeckel will transfer from Texas A&M to fill a huge need at quarterback for the TCU Horned Frogs in his final college season.
He finalized his decision after visiting the TCU campus Thursday.
Since he already earned a bachelor’s degree, Joeckel will be eligible for the 2014 season.
The 6-foot-4 native of Arlington, Texas spent the last two years backing up Johnny Manziel.
He made his lone start for the Aggies in the 2013 opener against Rice when Manziel served a half-game NCAA suspension.
Joeckel was in a battle with sophomore Kenny Hill and freshman Kyle Allen to succeed Manziel before announcing his transfer this week.
He could have an easier path to a starting job with TCU as the only returning quarterback with any experience is Trevone Boykin, who finished last season as a wide receiver.
Since joining the Big 12 two seasons ago, TCU ranked no better than eighth in total offense, and missed a bowl last year for the first time since 2004.
TCU coach Gary Patterson revamped his offense this offseason to install an uptempo, no-huddle attack similar to Texas A&M’s.