Texas A&M announced on Thursday night that sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen has chosen to transfer.
Allen thanked Texas A&M for his experience at the school with a statement on Twitter:
Thank you College Station and thank you Texas A&M University 👍🏼 pic.twitter.com/hekE2O31ZK
— Kyle Allen (@KyleAllen_10) December 11, 2015
The 6’3″, 210-pounder started 14 games for the Aggies, and came into the 2015 season as the team’s starter before recently losing the job to freshman Kyler Murray. Allen played in 10 of the Aggies’ 12 games in 2015, throwing for 17 touchdowns, seven interceptions, and 2,210 yards. He hit a rough patch in October, where he completed just 32 of 70 passes with one touchdown and four interceptions (two for pick-sixes) over a two-game span against Alabama and Ole Miss. Murray then went on to start the following game over Allen, and led the Aggies to victory over South Carolina.
Allen is a highly talented quarterback and should be of interest to just about any school out there. In fact, Allen was a five-star recruit and Rivals’ No. 1 pro-style quarterback of the 2014 class.
ESPN national recruiting analyst Gerry Hamilton is hearing that California is viewed as the likely landing spot for Allen, but Oklahoma is expected to be interested in the quarterback as well:
— Gerry Hamilton (@HamiltonESPN) December 11, 2015
California certainly makes sense for Allen given that the Golden Bears’ star junior quarterback Jared Goff will likely leave for the 2016 NFL Draft, and is expected to be one of the first quarterbacks selected. Allen is the second high-profile Aggies quarterback to leave the school after Kenny Hill (remember him?) transferred to TCU earlier this year.