HOUSTON - Houston Football head coach Tom Herman announced Tuesday former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen will join the #HTownTakeover beginning with the 2016 spring semester.
Allen, who spent two seasons in College Station, will sit out the 2016 season under NCAA mandated transfer rules and will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2017.
Allen, who was rated the No. 1 quarterback nationally in the 2014 class, saw action in 20 games with 14 starts in his two seasons with the Aggies. His sophomore season saw Allen lead Texas A&M in passing and total offense, completing 160-of-283 passes for 2,210 yards and 17 touchdowns against seven interceptions. Allen also added 102 yards on the ground as he became just the eighth quarterback in Texas A&M history to pass for 2,000 yards and 15 touchdowns in a season.
As a freshman, Scottsdale, Ariz., native threw for 1,322 yards and 16 touchdowns against seven interceptions on 118-of-192 passing. He closed the year with MVP honors in an AutoZone Liberty Bowl win over West Virginia, throwing for 294 yards and four touchdowns while adding 33 yards rushing against the Mountaineers.
Coming out of Desert Mountain High School in Scottsdale, Ariz., Allen was rated the nation’s top quarterback by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports after throwing for more than 8,000 yards and 86 touchdowns over his high school career. A 2014 US Army All-American, Allen completed 186-of-272 passes as a senior for 2,535 yards and 29 touchdowns.