Texas A&M confirmed that freshman quarterback Kyler Murray would be transferring from the program Thursday evening and didn’t mince words when announcing his departure.
“Texas A&M freshman quarterback Kyler Murray has left the football program and has been granted his release,” the school said in a 17-word press release.
The university confirmed a report that surfaced earlier on Thursday that Murray had requested his release from the school. Murray is the second quarterback in a week to transfer from Texas A&M. after sophomore quarterback Kyle Allen announced he would leave College Station, Texas.
Murray got a crack at the full-time gig when he started three consecutive games against South Carolina, Auburn and Western Carolina before Sumlin went back to Allen for the final two games of the season.
A 5-star recruit out of high school, Murray appeared in eight games for the Aggies during his freshman campaign and threw five touchdowns and seven interceptions while running for an additional 335 yards and a touchdown.
Murray was rumored to be interested in Oklahoma and Texas as possible destinations. He is also a talented baseball player who opted out of the MLB draft last May. He could decide to attend a junior college to make himself eligible for next year’s draft.