Buuuuuuuuut, it's not the one we all thought it would be. Dual threat and now former Texas A&M commit, Trevor Knight, has officially switched his commitment to the Oklahoma Sooners. And with that news, it would appear that OU is now officially out of the Gunner Kiel sweepstakes. So now that we can all move on from Kiel, it's time to get excited about the young man who has chosen to become a Sooner.
As you'll see in the video above, Knight is a true dual threat QB which is something the OU coaches have seemed to be gravitating more towards. Now when it was believed that Kiel was their only target, that might not have seemed as accurate a statement but when you look at Blake Bell and Kendal Thompson it's hard not to see the connection between them all. In fact he's somewhat similar to Bell (though not as big, he's only 6'2" 190 lbs) in that he's a little raw as a pure QB prospect and will need to improve on his accuracy. That said, he's got excellent feet and outstanding pocket awareness for a high school QB. Once coach Heupel gets his hands on him, I'm sure he'll be just fine. There is absolutely no doubting the kid's athletic ability to play the position.
In recruiting circles, it was pretty well known that Knight wanted an offer from Heupel and the Sooners very badly. I don't know about the rest of you, but I personally LOVE getting kids that really want to be a Sooner. And by all accounts, Knight definitely fits into that category. In my opinion, he really only committed to A&M because he didn't think an offer from OU was coming. Primarily because OU had made it clear that they were 'all in' with Kiel. However given the recently offered to and now committed Knight, one would have to think the OU coaches got a pretty strong indication from Kiel that OU was no longer in the running. So the coaches decided to offer their #2 option, a highly talented one at that, and simultaneously swipe away an A&M commit in the process. Not only did the Sooners overcome the Aggies, but also managed to convince Knight who was raised in a house full of Texas fans to cross over to the good side of the Red River.
You've made a very wise decision Trevor. Welcome to Sooner Nation!!!