College Station, TX, United States (4E Sports) – Texas A&M Coach Kevin Sumlin picked sophomore Kenny Hill over freshman Kyle Allen as starting quarterback when the Aggies play South Carolina on Aug. 28.
Sumin said in deciding they put emphasis on situational football and see what the learning curve is for the candidates.
“There’s not really one deciding factor; I think it’s a body of work and a feel that you have through practice and with your team,” said Sumlin.
Hill, who played four games in a reserve role last season, had a decorated high school career. He was named Gatorade Texas Player of the Year as a senior and led Southlake Carroll to a Texas Class 5A state championship as a junior.
The 6-foot-1, 215-pound Hill provides the Aggies a true dual-threat quarterback who has extensive experience with Southlake Carroll running an up-tempo spread offense Texas A&M uses.
Hill’s experience was a plus, also.
“He’s been here for a year, he’s learned under Johnny Manziel so he understands how this offense operates,” Spavital said.
Hill’s father, Ken Hill Sr., is a former pitcher who had a 14-year career in Major League Baseball and was an All-Star in 1994.