In a surprise move, Senior quarterback Matt Joeckel has decided to transfer out of A&M. He has already graduated from Mays Business School and will be eligible to play immediately at whichever school he chooses. In a statement from Coach Sumlin,
“Matt is a great Aggie and he has decided to transfer. We wish him all the best.”
This leaves A&M with only 2 scholarship quarterbacks in sophomore Kenny Hill and true freshman, 5-star recruit Kyle Allen. Both will have a shot to succeed Johnny Manziel as A&M’s next quarterback. While Kenny Hill’s chances to win the job seemed to be derailed from his arrest for public intoxication, his return to the program yesterday is crucial to getting back on track.
Matt Joeckel has been very steady throughout his time at A&M. Last season he started in the season opener against Rice in place of Johnny Manziel’s half-game suspension. In that first half, he completed 14/19 passing for 190 yards and 1 touchdown. He has always provided the coaches with a reliable backup and will be fondly remembered by Aggies everywhere.
“I have loved my four and a half years at Texas A&M,” Joeckel said. “I am glad I had the opportunity to play for Coach Sumlin, Coach (Jake) Spavital and the rest of the coaches. I am proud to have my degree from the Mays Business School and I’ll always consider myself a member of the Aggie family.”
According to Bruce Feldman, early landing spots include TCU and SMU. Best of luck to Matt Joeckel in the future.