The New Era of Texas A&M Quarterbacks

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By: Adam Cervenka
August 24th, 2016

 

This past week, class of 2018 quarterback Cade Fortin verbally committed to Kevin Sumlin and the Texas A&M Aggies. Fortin, who is ranked three stars by Rivals, is just another addition to the long line of top rated quarterbacks recruited by Sumlin. After the transfers of Kyle Allen and Kyler Murray last season, the Aggies were left very short handed at the quarterback position, and now they’re doing everything they can to recover.

After flipping Argyle star Nick Starkel from his Oklahoma State commitment this past year, the turnaround for this new group of quarterbacks has begun. Over the next two years, A&M will be bringing in three more new quarterbacks; all of them rated three stars or above by Rivals.

Headlining the incoming quarterbacks is IMG Academy’s Kellen Mond. Sumlin and offensive coordinator Noel Mazzone were able to go out and snag Mond after he decommitted from Baylor in June. After a District MVP season at San Antonio Reagan, Mond transferred to IMG Academy in Florida for his senior year. Mond is rated four stars by Rivals and ranked the number two dual threat quarterback in the nation by ESPN. He also hold offers from seven schools that are currently in the AP Top 25 including the #2 school in the nation, Clemson.

The second quarterback coming in next year for the Aggies is the Pearland Oiler’s Connor Blumrick. Blumrick is the #19 dual threat quarterback according to ESPN and has three stars in Rivals’ rankings. He’s been committed to A&M since May, and also hold offers from Memphis, Ole Miss, UCF, and Texas State. Blumrick led the Oilers to a 10-0 regular season record and was awarded First Team All District in the always difficult 23-6A. Blumrick is 6’6 with a rocket for an arm, but following the national trend is a threat on the ground as well.

With a solidified leader in Trevor Knight starting this fall, Nick Starkel learning behind him, and three prep stars committed to his program, Kevin Sumlin will finally have the opportunity to start moving past the quarterback troubles that have plagued his program since Johnny Maziel’s departure.

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