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Murray's pledge could spark Aggies' class

6/9/2014
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No. 1 QB Kyler Murray Commits to Aggies

Allen (Texas) quarterback Kyler Murray, the highest-ranked quarterback recruit since Jameis Winston, committed to Texas A&M. Murray, the No. 14 overall prospect in the ESPN 300, is the Aggies' ninth in-state commitment.

Whether or not it’s fair to say ESPN 300 quarterback and Texas A&M commit Kyler Murray is a pied piper is still to be determined. As good as he has been in high school -- two state championship rings, invitations to the Elite 11 finals and The Opening and nearly two dozen scholarship offers -- he has yet to play a down of college football.

But for an athlete who turns 17 in August, the expectations are incredible for Murray, who is the nation's top-ranked quarterback in the 2015 class. Watch him play and it makes sense. His drive to be the best is infectious, and his refuse-to-lose attitude has not only attracted coaches from coast to coast but also made them look past his 5-foot-11, 180-pound frame.

More important, Murray has other recruits -- on offense and defense -- wanting to be his future teammate.

The Kyler Murray effect is real, and it’s something the Aggies hope to benefit from this summer.