Kyler Murray made the transfer to Oklahoma from Texas A&M just a few months ago, but he seems to be already settling in pretty nicely. However, he seems to want to stretch his abilities out past the gridiron and it will start on the baseball diamond.
Murray came out of Allen High School as a five-star quarterback, but he was also a pretty good baseball player as he could have been a first-round draft pick had he taken that route last summer. Now, according to The Oklahoman, Murray is going to be a two-sport athlete with the Sooners.
Since Murray cannot play this year due to NCAA transfer rules, he will take a redshirt for the 2016 season. Once current starter Baker Mayfield runs out his eligibility, barring a sixth year of eligibility, the job will be Murray’s for the taking.
In the meantime, Murray told reporters he plans on joining the baseball team for the 2017 season, which would use one of his years of eligibility as a NCAA athlete. He says that he misses baseball and knows that sitting behind Mayfield for a year would help him out.
“It’s great for me,” Murray said. “Learning from Coach (Lincoln) Riley, learning from guys like Baker. … It’s good for me to get bigger, sit down and take the time off and just learn, soak it all in.”
During his true freshman season, Kyler Murray threw for 686 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 335 yards and another touchdown in three starts for the Aggies. His season ended early with a shoulder injury and he did not play in the Music City Bowl after his decision to transfer out of A&M.
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