Over the past several months Kyler Murray has primarily taken an interest to Texas Tech, Oregon, and Texas A&M. Murray is the #1 dual threat quarterback in the nation who boasts a 5-star rating by most recruiting sites. His recruitment has played out with several twists and turns but signs point toward him nearing a decision very soon.
For Texas Tech, he was smooth talked by Kliff Kingsbury with the prospect of being groomed into the next Johnny Manziel. After all, Kingsbury was able to lead Johnny to a Heisman trophy in his first and only season as Manziel’s quarterback coach. Plus, with Johnny Manziel only being a lightly recruited 3-star out of high school just imagine what Kingsbury could do with 5-star Kyler Murray.
“I love everything about Tech right now. That means a lot, especially with everything Coach Kingsbury did at A&M with Johnny, and me and Johnny play somewhat alike. If something happens then something happens.”
This match made in heaven came to a screeching halt on March 7, 2014. Jarrett Stidham, the #2 dual threat quarterback in the nation, announced his commitment to Texas Tech. When it comes to elite quarterbacks, it is very rare for 2 to sign with the same team in the same recruiting class. Therefore, once Stidham chose Texas Tech, Kyler turned his attention elsewhere.
Then there was Oregon with their quick, fast-paced style of play. The Ducks consistently cherry pick 1 or 2 top recruits from the state of Texas each year. And if all went according to plan, Kyler Murray would be the prize prospect of them all. Two weeks ago Murray took an official visit there and came away impressed.
“I feel that I fit the scheme well, really like the coaches,” Murray said when asked about the high-flying Ducks. “Growing up watching Oregon, everyone knows them for their gear and stuff, but the offense definitely fits me.”
This made many Aggie fans nervous, but today these fans can take a collective sigh of relief. News out of Oregon247 says that Oregon is out of the running for Murray. The Ducks went out and offered two other quarterbacks following Kyler’s visit. They suspect he was a long shot at best and sense his commitment to A&M is on the horizon.
Finally there is Texas A&M. The home town favorite has legacy on its side with Kyler’s father, Kevin Murray, being a standout quarterback for A&M during the 1980’s. Kyler has made several unofficial visits and has undoubtedly grown up watching Aggie football his whole life. He has remained a solid Aggie lean with 93% of 247 analysts predicting him to choose A&M. Coach Sumlin could soon receive his biggest “YESSIR!” of the 2015 recruiting class. It appears that the 5-star, dual-threat quarterback plans to announce his commitment this Thursday.