ALLEN, TX — It’s the day to sign your life away. Well, at least the next four years of it. AT&T stadium welcomed players from all over the country for National Signing Day.
Committing to big name schools like Texas or Notre Dame , along with school you might not have heard of, like Southwest Baptist.
“I still can’t get over the fact that I’m gonna go play college football,” said David Brazil of Hebron High School. “I’ve dreamed about it since I was a kid.”
The guy creating the biggest buzz wasn’t at Jerry World though. Quarterback Kyler Murray signed his letter of intent at Allen High School.
The three-time State Champ and 2014 National Player of the Year announced he was going to Texas A&M in May. But he made Aggies fans nervous when he tweeted a picture of a Longhorn Jersey two weeks ago.
No worries though, on Wednesday he made it official that he was going to College Station.
“It’s a good feeling knowing that I picked the right school,” he said.
Or did he?
Football is not Murray’s only talent. He could be a first-round draft pick in the Major League Baseball draft in June.
Kyler says his father, former Texas A&M quarterback Kevin Murray, told him he had a number in mind of what it would take to choose pro baseball over college football.
“I don’t know what it is though,” Kyler said.
And Kevin channeled Marshawn Lynch when he was asked what that number was: “I’m only doing this so I won’t get fined,” he joked.
If Kyler went for the diamond over the gridiron, it wouldn’t disappoint his football coach Tom Westerberg.
“If he chooses baseball that means he’ll be a rich young man,” said Westerberg. “I love watching him compete at anything so I wouldn’t have any reservations whatsoever.”
Most of these players won’t ever be drafted to the Pros. But Kyler Murray? He’s got a chance to do it in two sports.