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Kevin Sumlin says Texas A&M starting quarterback won’t be named before fall

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The 2017 Texas A&M starting quarterback won’t be named immediately.

Coach Kevin Sumlin following the Aggies’ practice Wednesday told reporters that “there won’t be anything decided until fall camp” regarding the quarterback battle.

Following Trevor Knight’s departure, the Aggies will look to senior Jake Hubenak, redshirt freshman Nick Starkel and early enrollee Kellen Mond as starting options at quarterback. Hubenak replaced Knight when he went down with an injury late in the 2016 season and threw for 884 yards, six touchdowns and two interceptions.

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Starkel redshirted in 2016 but was rumored to have been considered as an immediate replacement for Knight with A&M still in contention for a Sugar Bowl bid.

Mond also has a realistic chance of starting after enrolling early. The four-star prospect has already taken reps with the first-team offense and impressed primary receiver Christian Kirk.

“Kellen’s doing good. He was able to take some reps with the ‘ones’ (first team),” Kirk said. “You could tell it was a lot easier for him out there to go with the ‘ones,’ just because with the ‘ones,’ those are all veteran guys that have been around.”

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