Kyler Murray transfers to OU

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Kyler Murray will be wearing a different shade of red soon.

The 2014-15 National Gatorade Football player of the year will transfer to the University of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops announced the news through the school’s athletic website on Thursday. Murray signed a financial aid agreement, and will start with the OU program this spring.

“We’re very happy to welcome Kyler to our program and we look forward to working with him,” Stoops said in the release.

Murray started three games at Texas A&M during his freshman season. He threw for 686 yards accounting for six total touchdowns (1 rushing). Muuray decided to transfer from Texas A&M last Thursday just a week after Aggies quarterback, Kyle Allen, announced his intention to leave College Station.

Due to transfer rules, Murray will have to sit out the 2016 football season. He will be eligible to play for Oklahoma in 2017.

Along with Lake Travis’ Baker Mayfield, Oklahoma will have a loaded depth chart of quarterback talent. Top 2016 quarterback prospect Austin Kendall and 2017 prospect Chris Robison are both currently committed to the Sooners.

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