Wednesday, April 10, 2013
2015 QB Murray pleased with early offers
By Sam Khan Jr.
Class of 2015 signal-caller Kyler Murray said receiving an offer from Ohio State was 'big.'
ALLEN, Texas -- The recruiting process has been good to Kyler Murray so far.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound quarterback has seen several a handful of power conference programs not only show interest, but step forward with scholarship offers for the 2015 prospect.
Arizona State, Clemson, Ohio State and Texas Tech are the programs that have already thrown their hats into the ring.
"I'm just really blessed to receive offers from schools that want me to come their school," Murray said on Sunday, after competing in the Dallas Nike Football Training camp. "I'm just happy."
The son of former Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray, Kyler is a two-sport athlete. He's currently in the middle of baseball season with Allen (Texas) High School but continues to work on his football skills on the side. He made sure to come prepared for the NFTC on Sunday, which was being held at Eagle Stadium, the home to his high school team.
"[Offseason] has been good, I've been throwing, getting ready for this [NFTC], throwing every chance I get," Murray said. "Baseball consumes my time right now, but it's good."
Murray is appreciative of all his offers, but the one from Ohio State definitely got his attention.
"That was big, definitely," Murray said. "I was really excited about that one. I've watched Urban Meyer since I was growing up. I saw what he did with Florida and the offense, so I was really happy about that one."
On Thursday, Murray will make the trek to his father's alma mater to visit the Aggies. He has not received an offer from Texas A&M but is hoping to get some time with the offensive coaching staff and get a glimpse of how the offense runs under incumbent quarterback Johnny Manziel.
"I just want to see what Johnny and the quarterbacks, see what they do and get familiar with the coaches," Murray said. "Right now it's nothing but just talk. They haven't offered me or anything, so it's nothing serious."
Murray was invited to attend the Aggies "Friday Night Lights" scrimmage last week, but a baseball game conflicted with the scrimmage and is the reason for the mid-week trip.
Though just a sophomore, Murray turned in a stellar 2012 campaign, guiding the Eagles to a Class 5A Division I state championship. The dual-threat signal caller threw for 2,004 yards and 17 touchdowns with just five interceptions while completing 61.4 percent of his passes and he rushed for 1,370 yards and 25 touchdowns.