The Texas A&M Aggies landed their biggest recruit in the 2015 class thus far on Wednesday as Allen (TX) standout quarterback Kyler Murray picked the Aggies over the likes of Oregon, Texas, Auburn, Florida, Notre Dame, and many others. Murray announced his decision at an afternoon press conference at his school in front of a large group of media and supporters.
The potential impact on the Aggies recruiting class go far beyond just an extra four stars in the class' total. Murray is not only electric on the field but he is also a very magnetic figure for other top targets in the recruiting class. His announcement Wednesday is very likely the biggest of the 2015 recruiting class thus far and could start the dominoes falling in a big way for the Aggies.
Murray burst onto the scene in a big way as a sophomore, leading his Allen team to a 5A Division 1 state title. His performance in that playoff run was only exceeded by the dominant way Allen coasted through the season and playoffs for their second consecutive title in 2013. Nothing is a certainty in Texas High School Football but Allen and Murray will be the favorites to complete the three-peat in 2014 before Murray moves on to begin his career with the Aggies.
So far in his prep career Murray has accounted for just over 8,300 yards of offense to go with 107 touchdowns and has racked up accolades all along the way. The 2013 Gatorade Player of the Year and consensus All-American is poised for his biggest season yet in 2014.
Murray's father Kevin Murray starred for the Aggies in the Southwest Conference day, quarterbacking them from 1983 to 1986 and retired as the Southwest Conference All-Time leader in touchdowns. He was twice named a second team All-American and led the Aggies to a pair of top 10 finished in his sophomore and junior years.
Murray landed at number 54 in the most recent Rivals100 that was recently released and is ranked by Rivals as the second best dual-threat quarterback in the country for the 2015 class. Murray trails only Gladewater (TX) defensive tackle Daylon Mack, also a four-star Rivals100 member, as the highest ranked player in the Aggies class.
Murray's commitment to the Aggies puts them in fifth place in the national team recruiting rankings behind Alabama, Penn State, Clemson and Auburn.