Acclaimed Texas A&M freshman quarterback Kyler Murray is set to make his first start this Saturday when his Aggies take on South Carolina.
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Head coach Kevin Sumlin has seen enough of sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen, who has struggled of late. On the season thus far, Murray has attempted 31 passes, completing 17 of them for 167 yards and a touchdown (with two interceptions). He has also rushed for 92 yards on 18 carries.
The 5’11”, 185-pound quarterback from Allen, Texas, was one of the most highly-coveted 2015 prospects. 247 Sports rated Murray as the No.1 dual-threat quarterback in the country. So, he’ll definitely bring an added element of athleticism to the table for the Aggies.
In fact, his athleticism goes beyond the bounds of football, as he bypassed the MLB draft in May. That athleticism is something South Carolina defensive coordinator Jon Hoke is afraid of.
“He’s going to pull it and run around,” says Hoke when speaking about Murray (per Fox Sports). “He can create plays in space by himself. He’s a very good athlete. Allen is more your typical drop back quarterback who can move and does move around the pocket, but Murray is going to be more on the move.”