Matt Joeckel is the ultimate team guy. He came here with his brother Luke Joeckel and was here for four seasons. Can you blame him if he graduates and wants to try his luck somewhere else? Of course not. He played while Manziel was suspended, did a great job, but was he ever going to win the job over Kenny Hill or incoming 5-star recruit Kyle Allen? We all know the answer to that, but what hurts is him leaving the 2014 team with only two scholarship players before awarding Connor McQueen a scholarship in fall camp.
Joeckel would end up transferring to TCU but a knee injury would cut his final season short.
Kohl Stewart (2013 recruiting class) would never enroll after deciding to play baseball. If you were drafted fourth overall, what would you do? I’m taking the money, heck you can always come back in a few years if the call up to the majors never happens. Welcome to the risky part of recruiting quarterbacks, other schools have seen this occur and maybe we see him in another three or four years.
Stewart has made the steady climb through the Minnesota Twins farm system. He started out in rookie ball in 2013 and currently has split his time between Chattanooga (AA) and Rochester (AAA). It would seem his call up to the big leagues should be real soon.
When Stewart decided to forgo football and play baseball the Aggie program was left with just two scholarship players heading into the 2014 season. Those players were sophomore Kenny Hill who appeared in four games in 2013 and incoming highly recruited Kyle Allen out of Arizona.