There’s no such thing as trades in college football, but it feels like one was just completed by Oklahoma and Texas A&M.
USA Today reports Monday evening OU quarterback Trevor Knight is going to transfer to the Aggies where he will be immediately eligible to play in the 2016 season since he will be a graduate transfer. Knight confirmed later via Twitter.
A&M had two five-star quarterback transfer last month with Kyle Allen (2014 class) and Kyler Murray (2015). OU announced Christmas Eve that Murray will indeed be transferring to the Sooners and will be eligible in the 2017 season.
It comes full circle for Knight, who was committed to Texas A&M for several months before flipping his pledge to the Sooners in the summer of 2011.
Although Knight is going to leave Norman, twin brother Connor Knight, a walk-on tight end at OU, said he has no intentions on leaving the program.
Trevor Knight came onto the scene as OU’s scout quarterback in getting ready to take on Johnny Manziel in the 2013 Cotton Bowl.
Knight won the starting quarterback job as a redshirt freshman and capped off that season with a career-outing in OU’s upset win against Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.
Coming off that success, some were pegging Knight for the Heisman and OU for the college football playoff in the 2014 season. Neither of that occurred as Knight was hampered by inconsistency and injuries and OU was 8-5.
Heading into last fall, it was an open quarterback competition in Norman that was ultimately won by Baker Mayfield. Mayfield never gave anybody a reason to doubt him in leading the Sooners to the Big 12 championship, a berth in the college football playoff and finishing fourth in the Heisman voting last month.
Trevor Knight made his intentions to transfer known last month and said he had been thinking about it the last couple of months. Nobody has ever handled the transition better at quarterback than Knight. Instead of dividing the team, he was all-in with the Sooners success.
Knight was named the team captain for the second straight year and was OU’s backup quarterback until the final two games when he was relegated to third-team status.
For his career, Knight started 15 games at OU, throwing for 3,424 yards with 25 touchdowns and 19 interceptions. He completed 57 percent of his passes and also added 853 yards on the ground and eight rushing touchdowns.