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Kyler Murray Will Bypass MLB Draft and Play for Texas A&M

Widely regarded as the No.1 quarterback in the 2015 recruiting class, Texas A&M recruit Kyler Murray has decided he will concentrate on his role as student athlete as both a football and baseball player for the Aggies’ program and bypass the upcoming MLB Draft.

Murray announced via his Twitter account that he was bypassing the 2015 MLB Draft:

Murray comes to the Aggies as the No.1 quarterback in the 2015 class according to ESPN’s rankings (13 overall). He is known as a great dual-threat quarterback, as well a sensational baseball player, too. Murray ranks in many scout’s top-50 baseball draft boards.

It is expected that Murray will contend with incumbent starter Kyle Allen for the right to be the Aggies starting quarterback for the 2015 season. Even though he is true freshman, Aggies’ offensive coordinator Jake Spavital thinks Murray will have every chance to make an impact this year.

From Sam Khan of ESPN.com:

“The opportunity to come in and compete is still wide-open,” Spavital told ESPN.com in February. “I always give that incoming freshman an opportunity.”
Murray finished his high school career as one of the most decorated quarterbacks in Texas high school football’s rich history, finishing 42-0 as a starting quarterback and leading Allen to three consecutive state championships at the state’s highest classification. He was the 2014 Gatorade National High School Football Player of the Year and earned numerous other accolades during his career.

It should be interesting to see how Murray grapples with his football and baseball playing decisions in the future. But for now, he is an Aggie.

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