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Hilliard Transfers To A&M
Aggie Websider Publisher
Posted Jan 16, 2013
TCU linebacker A.J. Hilliard confirmed with Aggie Websider's David Sandhop that he has transferred to Texas A&M and will sit out the 2013 season.
has decided to transfer to
for the spring semester. Aggie Websider caught up with Hilliard via text who confirmed the news. He’s in College Station and expected to enroll on Tuesday.
“Yes, I am transferring to Texas A&M,” Hilliard said. “I have to register for classes tomorrow but I worked it out with Coach Sumlin. I’ll be at A&M.”
The Klein (TX) native indicated that he felt he needed a better fit, and transferring to Texas A&M gets him closer to home. Hilliard played special teams his freshman year, registering one tackle in 11 games for the Horned Frogs.
As a senior at Klein Oak HS, Hilliard was a second-team all-state selection and third-team All-American as well as first-team all-district and the district's defensive most valuable player. He recorded 143 tackles, including 110 solo, with three sacks and two forced fumbles as a senior. He totaled 101 stops and four sacks as well as two interceptions and a fumble recovery his junior year.
After sitting out the 2013 season due to transfer rules, Hilliard will have three years to play three years.
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