Auburn, LSU Were In Strong Running For Trevor Knight

    Auburn and LSU were after Trevor Knight before he chose to take his talents to Texas A&M over the two Tigers.

    March 1, 2016

    Auburn and LSU chased after Trevor Knight, but the quarterback chose to take his talents to Texas A&M over the two Tigers.

    Texas A&M landed a much-needed quarterback transfer in Trevor Knight, who recently chose to leave the Oklahoma Sooners and take his talents to College Station. However, prior to landing the talented signal caller the Aggies faced some stiff competition from a pair of conference mates. 

    Knight, according to his brother and Oklahoma long snapper Connor Knight, was also strongly considering two other SEC West programs – Auburn and LSU.

    “It was a really tough choice for him,” Connor Knight told the Dallas Morning News. “I think he had some really good conversations with Gus Malzahn and Les Miles. He developed good relationships with them.”

    Fortunately for Texas A&M, Kevin Sumlin developed a strong enough rapport with Knight to lure him to College Station. It was a huge pickup for the Aggies, who saw a pair of former five-star quarterbacks, Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray, transfer this offseason.

    The departures of Allen and Murray left Texas A&M with a concerning hole at the quarterback position, but the Aggies’ hope is that Knight’s addition fills that void.

    Knight was beat out by Baker Mayfield for Oklahoma’s starting quarterback position in 2015. Prior to that he led the Sooners to a mediocre 8-5 campaign in 2014, where he showed flashes of considerable potential. His most notable performance came against Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl, where he earned MVP honors in the Sooners’ 45-31 win.

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