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Ex-Sooners QB Knight transfers to Texas A&M

The Sports Xchange

January 04, 2016 at 10:43 pm.

Trevor Knight (9) is headed to Texas A&M. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Trevor Knight (9) is headed to Texas A&M. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The quarterback situation at Texas A&M took another odd turn Monday when Trevor Knight made it known that he will use his final season of college eligibility to play for the Aggies after graduating from Oklahoma.

Knight, who was the Sooners’ starting quarterback before being beaten out by Taylor Mayfield this season, graduated in December, so he eligible to play at Texas A&M next season.

Aggies coach Kevin Sumlin was left in a difficult situation for his bowl game when Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray, the two players who shared the starting quarterback job during the regular season, both decided to transfer before the postseason game.

That left Jake Hubenak to start A&M’s bowl game, a 19-7 loss to LSU.

Hubenak was the only recruited quarterback on the roster, and A&M did not have a commitment from a quarterback for the class of 2016.

Now the Aggies will bring in Knight, who will compete with Hubenak for the starting job next season.

Knight went to high school in San Antonio before enrolling at Oklahoma. He redshirted in 2012 and was the MVP of the Sugar Bowl win against Alabama following the 2013 regular season.

“I appreciate the opportunity Coach (Kevin) Sumlin and his staff have afforded me and I look forward to making my last year of eligibility a memorable one,” Knight said of the Aggies coach in a statement. “I am thankful to Coach (Bob) Stoops and all of the people at OU for their help and support through the years.”