Friday, April 11, 2014

How Trevor Knight Went From A Texas Longhorn Fan To Starting QB Of the Oklahoma Sooners.

Trevor Knight at 2014 Sugar Bowl. Via The Chicago Tribune.

San Antonio, Tx. native Trevor Knight grew up a fan of the Texas Longhorns. Through the long, strange trip known as college recruiting, the quarterback ended up committing to the Longhorns' hated rival Oklahoma.

That was due in part to Texas receiving the commitment in 2012 of then blue-chip high school QB recruit Connor Brewer. It resulted in Knight first committing to Texas A&M, then flipping to his eventual destination, Oklahoma.  (Brewer ended up transferring to Arizona.)

Knight described how if felt going through the recruiting process to ESPN's Mark Schlabach.

 “It was a blessing in disguise,” Knight said. “Going through the recruiting process, you realize you have to pick the best place for you. The whole fan aspect goes out [the window]. I grew up a huge Texas fan and hated A&M and OU but committed to A&M and ended up at OU. It’s how it works out. It’s funny because I grew up hating OU and now I love it.” 

Knight started the first two games of the season before spraining his knee during the Sept. 7 Sooner victory over West Virginia. He regained the starting QB job after his replacement, Blake Bell suffered a concussion during the Nov. 16 win over Iowa State. Knight went on to lead the Sooners to wins over Kansas State and Oklahoma State, and an upset win over Alabama in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.

(via ESPN)

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