Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced Thursday that redshirt freshman Trevor Knight will start at quarterback for the 2013 season opener against Louisiana-Monroe on Aug. 31.
“Both Trevor and Wichita's Blake (Bell) have competed hard and both will be ready to play against Louisiana-Monroe,” Stoops said. “Like every other position on our team, I expect them both to continue competing for the starting job.”
A four-star recruit out of Reagan High School in San Antonio, Texas, Knight threw for 27 touchdowns and 2,092 yards with three interceptions as a prep senior while also rushing for 943 yards with 15 touchdowns. He also registered 1,050 rushing yards with 22 touchdowns to go along with 1,629 passing yards and 11 scores as a junior.
Blake Bell is a redshirt junior from Bishop Carroll High School. He has been used in short yardage situations, rushing for 24 touchdowns, but has thrown only 20 passes during his two seasons with the Sooners.