Texas A&M freshman quarterback Kyler Murray has requested to transfer from the school, according to TexAgs.com’s Billy Liucci. Liucci also tweeted that Murray’s decision is “final.”
The Aggies had attempted to convince the young QB to stay in College Station, Texas, per a previous report, but apparently to no avail. Murray is the second quarterback to transfer from A&M since the season ended — sophomore Kyle Allen also transferred last week.
Allen began the season as starter, but Murray got a crack at the full-time gig when he started three consecutive games against South Carolina, Auburn and Western Carolina. The former 5-star recruit went 2-1 and threw four touchdowns and five interceptions during that span before Sumlin went back to Allen for the final two games of the regular season.
Murray appeared in eight games for the Aggies during his freshman campaign. He completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 686 yards with five touchdowns and seven interceptions while running for an additional 335 yards and a touchdown. He is also a talented baseball player who opted out of the MLB Draft last May.
Sumlin addressed the situation when asked about it earlier in the week. He said he met with Murray and his family and expected him to return to practice.