The future of one of two schools will get a little bit brighter Wednesday afternoon when the top quarterback in the state of Texas announces his college decision.
Allen’s Kyler Murray, a 2015 five-star dual-threat quarterback ranked No. 4 overall in the state and No. 23 overall in the country by 247Sports Composite Rankings, is scheduled to announce his intentions at 2:45 p.m. His decision is expected to be between in-state Texas A&M and Pac-12 power Oregon.
Murray, the son of former record-setting Aggie quarterback Kevin Murray, had long been thought to be a strong Texas A&M lean. However, early praise of Kyle Allen, an early enrollee quarterback from the Aggies’ 2014 class, along with the recent transfers of two reserve Duck quarterbacks, Damion Hobbs and Jake Rodrigues, has given pause to those predicting a slam dunk win for Kevin Sumlin’s staff.
The 5-foot-11, 170-pound quarterback, who has offers from virtually every big name program in the country, must weigh sitting behind a star quarterback just one class ahead of him at his father’s alma mater, or traveling far from home to the Pacific Northwest where he could potentially take over in 2015 after Heisman hopeful Marcus Mariota likely heads to the NFL.
Murray holds an offer from Texas, but the Longhorns were never a legitimate threat. Texas landed its 2015 quarterback, four-star pocket-passer Zach Gentry of Albuquerque, N.M., earlier this month.
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