Kenny Hill and Kyle Allen in midst of Texas A&M quarterback battle

May 6, 9:39 AM

During an SEC teleconference, Texas A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin discussed the Aggies quarterback battle between Kenny Hill and Kyle Allen. 

With Sumlin looking to replace the departed Johnny Manziel, he had plenty of praise for Allen's capabilities. He had this to say about the situation, via

With the installation [of the offense] we were able to move along a little quicker with him than we have in the past - we changed some things in how we do things in a meeting schedule standpoint early this spring. We were able to get quite a bit of installation in with the players before we had started the practice process because of the number of guys offensively and defensively that are going to have to play for us. 

Sumlin continued to compliment Allen, citing his skill set as a major asset. 

"The thing is he's got the tools, he's got the basics of the offense, he's got progressions and what we expect out of him." 

Despite his success and improvement throughout spring practices, Sumlin revealed that neither quarterback has yet to secure the starting spot. 

"I would say both of those young guys, Kenny Hill and Kyle are going to continue to compete into and through two-a-day practices." 

Allen is a four-star recruit, and opted to join Texas A&M over other elite suitors, including Alabama, Ohio State, and Notre Dame. 

Feature photo courtesy of USA TODAY Sports/Mark J. Rebilas