Kyler Murray, who led the Allen Eagles to three straight High School Football America national championships, is facing a big decision after being taken by the Oakland A’s with the ninth overall pick in Monday night’s Major League Baseball Amateur Draft.
His decision will be to pursue a professional baseball career or become the Oklahoma Sooners’ starting quarterback replacing 2017 Heisman Trophy winner and No. 1 NFL Draft pick Baker Mayfield.
Murray, a dual-threat QB was 42-0 as a starter for Allen. During his season season, Murray threw for 4,713 yards and 54 touchdowns. He also rushed for 1,495 yards and 25 TDs.
Murray, who was the High School Football America National Player of the Year in 2014, just finished the college baseball season with .296 average with 10 home runs and a .556 slugging percentage in 51 games.