Oregon Ducks have shot at flipping 5-star quarterback Kyler Murray, ESPN reports – OregonLive.com
In a recent ESPN recruiting video titled, “ESPN 300 Recruits Most Likely to Flip,” ESPN.com Pac-12 recruiting reporter Erik McKinney indicated that Oregon is in the mix for a number of committed prospects, none bigger than five-star Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray.
“At this point, you can’t assume that (Murray is) going to flip to Oregon, but Oregon is going to do everything they can all the way until the end, and obviously a big, big name to keep an eye on there with the Ducks,” McKinney said in the video.
The 5-foot-11, 178-pound athlete, out of Allen, Texas, is the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the class of 2015 and the No. 13 player overall, according to ESPN.
And for good reason.
As a senior, Murray put up video-game numbers, throwing for 3,971 yards and 45 touchdowns with 1,409 yards and 24 touchdowns on the ground. He was named both Gatorade National Player of the Year and Associated Press Player of the Year in Texas.
The Ducks already have a quarterback commit in U.S. Army All-American Travis Waller, but Murray is considered a program-altering prospect.
“Oregon has become the team to watch as we close in on signing day – their ability to go out and flip guys at the end,” McKinney said in the video. “Already started, they flipped LSU cornerback commit Ugo Amadi. Got him in early too.”
With just a handful of scholarships left in the recruiting class, Oregon won’t make noise with the number of its commitments down the stretch. However, expect at least one big man to head in the Ducks’ direction by signing day.