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A&M losing former four-star QB to transfer

Matt Davis

With some degree of uncertainty swirling around Johnny Manziel‘s availability for the 2013 season, Texas A&M’s options at the quarterback position have been sliced by one should Johnny Football be ruled ineligible or suspended for X amount of games.

According to, quarterback Matt Davis has informed the A&M coaching staff of his intentions to transfer from the Aggies football program.  To where Davis will head is unknown, although the JUCO ranks for a season could be a possibility.

As of now, A&M has yet to confirm the departure.

Davis leaves College Station a year after coming into the program as one of the highest-rated quarterbacks in the 2012 recruiting class.  Given four stars by, Davis was listed as the No. 3 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 15 player at any position in the state of Texas.  He redshirted as a true freshman in 2012.

Davis’ departure leaves redshirt junior Matt Joeckel and true freshman Kenny Hill as the only two left to battle for the backup job behind Manziel — or the starting job in place of Manziel depending on the NCAA.  All three had been jockeying for the spot throughout summer camp.  Joeckel is the only one of the three that has any game experience at the collegiate level, having attempted 11 passes in 2012.

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9 Responses to “A&M losing former four-star QB to transfer”
  1. ancientcougar says: Aug 22, 2013 3:47 PM

    All that glitters is not gold

  2. txstatebobcats1868 says: Aug 22, 2013 3:50 PM

    We’ll take him in San Marcos

  3. mogogo1 says: Aug 22, 2013 3:55 PM

    Interesting move given that even if Manziel does play all season, it’s almost certain he won’t be around next year. This kid either knows he’s going to be ineligible or thinks he’s permanently in the doghouse at A&M.

  4. 8to80texansblog says: Aug 22, 2013 3:55 PM

    Wow!!! Everything I heard was he was set to be the back up as his style was much closer to Manziel’s than Joeckel’s was.

    This is a big loss, ESPECIALLY if Manziel gets ruled ineligible.

    While I’m starting to think this autograph scandal is going to go away as quickly as it came and Manziel will play this year, I did read that the Manziel family put their Bryan, TX (a few miles from College Station) home on the market.

  5. tgaustin says: Aug 22, 2013 4:18 PM

    He should have used the services of one “Uncle Nate” to work out a deal for more playing time!

  6. shawshankedatokst says: Aug 22, 2013 7:33 PM

    That #AggSwag movement really worked wonders, eh Matty?

  7. barbeaux says: Aug 22, 2013 11:08 PM

    They put that house on sale way before tmzespn’s story was published.

  8. v2the4 says: Aug 23, 2013 10:26 AM

    Matt Davis was supposed to be the future at QB for the aggies…he was Mike Shermans #1 target in the c/o 2012, and Sherman was actually at the Davis household for a visit when he got the call that he was going to be fired from aggieland. Davis decided to stick with his commitment, but I dont think he ever got along with Kevin Sumlin

    it all started when he tweeted back in the spring of 2012 that recruits who are going to play at Texas for four years and ride the pine are better off not is what he said:

    Texas A&M recruit Matt Davis blasted the Longhorns on his Twitter account, @That_DavisGuy.

    “I hope one day these kids realize that if you play receiver and Texas ‘wants’ you, they’re gonna sign you and stash you for 4 years,” Davis tweeted, following the news that former Texas A&M commit Bralon Addison had signed with Oregon.

    Davis went on to suggest that the school only recruits wide receivers to keep them away from rival schools.

    “They have a pre-meditated roster, if you’re not on it, oh well have fun on 6th street cause that’s as far as you’ll go,” he tweeted.

    He specifically called out Longhorns safety Blake Gideon.

    “And again, EVERYTHING at Texas is political. It had to be because Blake Gideon should of NEVER touched the field! Lol. He’s Terrible,” Davis tweeted.

    The opportunity to play against Texas was one of the big reasons that Davis chose to sign with Texas A&M.

    “It’s not necessarily I don’t like them. I’m not saying I do. But I want to play them. I’ve always wanted to play them,”

    Gideon did play one year in the nfl before retiring on his own terms last year….Braylon Addison was a top 100 recruit, led his team to the Texas 5A state title game in 2011 as a QB and was a starting true freshman receiver at Oregon last year…and now Davis, after being 4th on the depth chart, is hightailing it out of College Station, heading to either Navarro or Tyler JC’s

  9. dg0122 says: Aug 23, 2013 3:04 PM


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