Texas reportedly decided it didn’t want to pursue former Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray. Their Red River rivals, however, had other ideas.
In a press release, Oklahoma announced that Murray has signed a financial aid agreement with OU and will join the Sooners football program starting with the spring semester next year. Murray played in eight games as a true freshman, starting three of those contests.
“We’re very happy to welcome Kyler to our program and we look forward to working with him,” said head coach Bob Stoops in a very brief statement.
Murray will be forced to sit out the 2016 season, then will have three seasons of eligibility remaining beginning in 2017.
Murray was a four-star member of A&M’s 2015 recruiting class, 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. He was also a touted baseball prospect, but opted out of the June MLB draft after signing with the Aggies. Kyle Allen, who announced a transfer this month as well, won the starting job coming out of summer camp, but Murray was named the starter in late October after A&M opened up an in-season quarterback competition.