Texas A&M Aggies Sign No.1-Ranked QB Kyler Murray

Posted: Feb 4 2015, 6:40pm CST | by , in News

 
Texas A&M Aggies Sign No.1-Ranked QB Kyler Murray
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  • The Texas A&M Aggies signed quarterback Kyle Fuller on Feb. 4.
  • On the other hand, the Auburn Tigers locked up defensive end Byron Cowart on the same day.

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The Texas A&M Aggies signed No.-1 ranked and Gatorade National Player of the Year Kyler Fuller on National Signing Day, Feb. 4.

The Texas A&M Aggies signed No.-1 ranked and Gatorade National Player of the Year Kyler Fuller on National Signing Day, Feb. 4.

ESPN's Gerry Hamilton reported on Wednesday that Murray "remains committed to Texas A&M." Aggies head coach Kevin Sumlin and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Jake Spavital visited Murray on Jan. 29. That visit proved to be the clincher for Murray, who was trying to decide between the Aggies and Texas Longhorns.

Murray maintains he wants to play for Texas A&M because that's where his heart is and not just because his father, Kevin, a two-time All-American, previously suited up for the Aggies, per Hamilton:

"Texas A&M is where my heart is at. Coach [Charlie] Strong and Texas is a great opportunity, but I felt that A&M was the place for me. Not because of my dad having played there, but just the right place for me.

"It (Sumllin and Spavital's visit) went well. All my questions were answered. I just can't wait to get this all over with and get back to playing ball."

According to ESPN, Murray's decision comes just three weeks after the Aggies granted quarterback Kenny Hill his release. Hill can now transfer to another school of his preference. Kyle Allen took over starting quarterback duties for Texas A&M late last season.

Hamilton says Murray will sign his letter of intent to Texas A&M on Feb. 4 at 11 a.m. ET.

For his part, Kevin Allen told ESPN he and his wife support their son's decision. He said,"Regardless of whatever decision he was going to make, we are there to support him. My wife and I are to support him wholeheartedly."

The younger Murray finished his high school career at Allen High with 10,388 passing yards and 117 touchdowns. He also added 4,093 rushing yards and 69 touchdowns on the ground to help his team to an undefeated 42-0 record with him under center, per ESPN.

In another development, prized defensive end Byron Cowart signed his letter of intent with the Auburn Tigers on Feb. 4, per ESPN's Andrea Adelson. It took several hours for Cowart's decision to be finalized, as his high school coach at Seffner (Fla.) Armwood, Sean Callahan, brought two signed letters -- one for Auburn and the other for the Florida Gators. Callahan told Adelson he can only fax the appropriate letter at the behest of the Cowart family.

However, Cowart told ESPN he signed just one letter of intent for Auburn. The university confirmed receipt of Cowart's letter at 4 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

Cowart said his official visit to Auburn on Jan. 16 sealed the deal for him, per Adelson:

"It put the icing on the cake. I was considering Auburn before, and it was a coincidence they got Coach (new defensive coordinator Will) Muschamp. I wasn't going to take a visit. He helped them to get me to take a visit. After that, I was able to see everything for myself, and I'm like,'OK, so you guys were telling the truth.'"

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