Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin announced Saturday that sophomore Kenny Hill will start at quarterback for the Aggies when they play South Carolina on Aug. 28th, Per ESPN
Hill beat out true freshman Kyle Allen in an offseason competition to become the heir apparent to Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel. Hill, a product of Southlake (Texas) Carroll High, played four games in a reserve role last season, completing 16-of-22 passes for 183 yards and a touchdown. His start on Aug. 28 will be his first as an Aggie.
"[The] competition was close and that competition will continue to help us improve," Sumlin said in a statement released by the school. "I have talked to both quarterbacks as well as the team and we will prepare with Kenny getting the first-team reps."
Hill is 6-foot-1, 215-pound and is a true dual-threat quarterback.