Kenny Hill is here folks, and he’s here to stay. We know what Johnny Manziel was able to do for the Texas A&M Aggies over his two seasons with the team, but it could be possible that the sophomore QB Hill just became the biggest story of the SEC.
Hill and the Aggies were able to knock off the South Carolina Gamecocks 52-28 on Thursday night kicking off what appears to be an extremely interesting 2014 SEC conference.
Let’s just get this out of the way – this kid threw for 511 YARDS. A school record…
From the beginning, it was clear that the Aggies were going to do something special on offense. With a dominant offensive line in front of him, Kenny Hill was able to lead the offense downfield on early drives and tear apart the Gamecocks secondary, just like Manziel would do in years past.
Hill was poised from the start, and it was just a matter of time before he settled in and looked like the quarterback of the future.
As South Carolina’s Dylan Thompson began shaky, Hill looked like he had been starting for years. He passed the eye test, hit his potential favorite weapon WR Ricky Seals Jones often, and led the offense downfield as if Manziel had never left.
As the Aggies look ahead to tougher games on the schedule – one has to wonder if Kenny Hill not only is the perfect replacement for Johnny Manziel, but if he’s in early consideration for the Heisman trophy.
With the stat line he put up against the Gamecocks and making his gun slinging mentality known there’s no reason to overlook Hill as we progress. It’s early, and it’s bold – but teams around the SEC need to be on high alert for what Hill could bring to the table week after week in 2014.
#KennyFootball is here to stay.
Kenny Hill is dealin’ … like he’s playing on #TAMU practice field not vs a team that’s won 18 in a row at home: 27-35 for 299 yds
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) August 28, 2014
Kenny Hill impressing me. Uses legs to extend play, keeps eyes downfield. Ball placement needs work though, doesn’t spin ball cleanly — Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) August 28, 2014
Kenny Hill’s performance tonight has now opened him up as a 20-1 fav for the Heisman
— SEC Sports Insider (@SECSportInsider) August 29, 2014