Kyler Murray is likely to be the starting quarterback at Texas A&M in the fall and a first round pick in the MLB amateur draft in the summer.
You can scratch out the MLB draft part.
Murray declared in a tweet that he will opt out of the MLB draft and instead focus on playing football and baseball at Texas A&M.
Opting out of the MLB draft. Looking forward to continuing my football and baseball career at Texas A&M University.
See ya down the road!
— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) May 6, 2015
If Murray stayed in the MLB draft, he could likely receive an offer around $4-$5 million guaranteed to chase him away from college football.
But Murray is also a five-star quarterback. He’s the No. 1 rated dual-threat quarterback in the nation, according to ESPN. He was a decorated high school quarterback in Texas, finishing his high school career 42-0 as a starting quarterback.
Murray could’ve opted to stay in the draft and decide on an offer by an MLB team without impacting his commitment to Texas A&M. By opting out, he won’t get the chance to be swayed by a big-time offer.