Things seemingly got a little dicey on the quarterback recruiting front for Texas A&M and its faithful over the last week.
Kyler Murray, one of the top dual-threat quarterbacks in the Class of 2015, has been a long-time verbal commitment to Texas A&M, his father’s alma mater. Then came a tweet from Murray’s personal Twitter account in which he showed a picture of a Texas Longhorn jersey while on a surprise visit to Austin.
Just as quickly as the recruit caused a rise in Aggie Nation’s collective blood pressure via Twitter, Murray, following an in-home visit from A&M head coach Kevin Sumlin, brought it back down on the same social media website Thursday night with a short and simple missive less than a week before National Signing Day.
Following my heart… #GigEm
— Kyler Murray (@TheKylerMurray) January 30, 2015
In an interview with ESPN.com a short time later, Murray explained that the face-to-face with Sumlin yesterday reaffirmed his commitment to the Aggies.
“Texas A&M is where my heart is at,” Murray said late Thursday night. “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 went well. All my questions were answered. I just can’t wait to get this all over with and get back to playing ball.”
To further buttress Murray’s commitment, an in-home visit from Strong that had been expected Friday won’t take place after all.
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SOURCE: NBC Sports