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Five-star QB Murray picks Aggies

Posted May 28th, 2014

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Texas A&M’s momentum on the recruiting trail kept rolling Wednesday afternoon when Kyler Murray, the top rated 2015 quarterback in Texas, announced he will play football in College Station.

Murray, the son of former Aggies quarterback Kevin Murray, chose Texas A&M over Oregon during a press conference at Allen High School. The country’s top-rated dual-threat quarterback is ranked fourth overall in the state and 23rd overall in the country by 247Sports composite rankings.

The quarterback depth chart at Texas A&M may be as talented as any school in the country with Murray, 2014’s top pro-style quarterback Kyle Allen, and Kenny Hill, a four-star dual-threat quarterback out of the 2013 class.

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As a junior, Murray led the Allen Eagles to a perfect 16-0 record and a 5A Division I state championship in 2013. The five-star recruit completed 63.7% of his passes for 3,669 yards and 46 touchdowns to only nine interceptions last fall. He also ran for a team-high 1,274 yards and another 19 touchdowns.

The non-binding verbal commitment brings Texas A&M’s class to 11 members. Murray is the second highest ranked pledge behind Gladewater defensive tackle Daylon Mack, who 247Sports composite ranks as the No. 12 overall recruit in the country.

The Aggies’ class currently ranks fifth in the country behind Alabama, Penn State, Auburn and Clemson. A&M and SEC West peer LSU lead the nation with two five-star commitments.

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