Oklahoma did not sign a quarterback in its 2015 recruiting class, but recruiting coordinator Cale Gundy expressed optimism that Lincoln Riley’s offense would be very attractive for signal callers down the road.
“It will be extremely appealing to the top quarterbacks in the country next year that the University of Oklahoma — who’s gonna throw the ball quite a bit — did not sign a quarterback,” Gundy said back on national signing day in February. “That will grab a lot of people’s attention, especially at that position.”
That has certainly come to fruition, but who knew that one of the top 2015 quarterbacks would be one of them?
Oklahoma announced Thursday that former high school superstar quarterback Kyler Murray has signed with the Sooners and will be with the program during the 2016 spring semester. Murray, who just completed his true freshman season at Texas A&M, will sit out next season, per NCAA transfer rules.
Murray started three games and appeared in eight last season for the Aggies, passing for 686 yards and rushing for 335 while completing 59.5 percent of his pass attempts.
He threw five touchdown passes and seven interceptions.
“We’re very happy to welcome Kyler to our program and we look forward to working with him,” OU coach Bob Stoops said in a news release.
Murray was recruited by the Sooners out of high school, but signed with Texas A&M, choosing the Aggies despite a late push from Texas. ESPN, Scout and 247Sports ranked Murray as a five-star prospect.
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SOURCE: News OK – Jason Kersey