At least for now, Texas A&M doesn’t have to worry about losing the most high-profile member of its 2015 recruiting class to the stick-and-ball sport.
Following a closely-watched recruiting scuffle that involved hated (former?) rival Texas, A&M landed a signed National Letter of Intent from touted 2015 quarterback prospect Kyler Murray this past February. The four-star signee, however, is also a touted baseball prospect, leaving some worried that he would be selected high in next month’s Major League Baseball draft and would ditch football altogether.
Murray himself, however, took to Twitter Wednesday afternoon to allay those fears.
This doesn’t mean that A&M’s baseball worries are over as far as Murray is concerned as he could always change course in subsequent years. For 2015, though, it appears he will be a football Aggie, and a very talented one at that.
Murray was rated as the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 9 player at any position in the state of Texas by Rivals.com. With true sophomore Kyle Allen seemingly entrenched as the starter, there’s a possibility, or even probability, that Murray will redshirt as a true freshman this season, although he will be given the opportunity to unseat the incumbent during summer camp.