Oklahoma has granted quarterback Trevor Knight a full release, allowing him to transfer to any school he chooses, according to a report from SoonerScoop.com, the Rivals site that covers the team.
It may be a while before Knight decides if or where he will transfer, but Kansas State is listed as a potential landing spot in the report. Other schools mentioned include Georgia, Oregon and SMU.
Knight recently began following K-State’s recruiting coordinator, Taylor Braet, as well as former K-State quarterback and current graduate assistant Collin Klein on Twitter. He also recently began following assistant coaches at Arkansas and LSU.
Interest in Knight is expected to grow as the recruiting season heats up.
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Knight, a junior backup who led Oklahoma to a resounding victory over K-State in Manhattan as a freshman, is on track to graduate at the conclusion of semester. He would be eligible to play immediately as a graduate transfer should he switch schools.
The report, citing unnamed sources, indicated Knight has not ruled out the possibility of returning to Oklahoma as a senior.
Transfers within a conference are rare, but they do occasionally happen. Baker Mayfield came to Oklahoma from Texas Tech, winning the starting quarterback job over Knight this season and guiding the Sooners to a spot in college football’s playoff. The report claims OU coach Bob Stoops won’t block Knight if he wants to transfer to another Big 12 school.
It is unclear how much interest K-State would have in Knight, but he could compete for a starting job immediately with the Wildcats. Though K-State is set to have five scholarship quarterbacks – Jonathan Banks, Alex Delton, Jesse Ertz, Joe Hubener and Skylar Thompson – next season, Knight has more college experience than all of them combined.
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