Kyler Murray has probably heard the comparisons between himself and Johnny Manziel before, and you have to wonder if it helps or hurts the ego to get considered next to that kind of talent.
It also bears mentioning that Murray is the son of a former Texas A&M Aggies’ field general, and that is most likely having some kind of influence on his recruitment.
The Aggies’ target is one of the top uncommitted players in the 2015 class, and they would be lucky to land him. Murray’s numbers through three years of high school have been quite impressive. His 31-1 record is a wonder to behold in itself, and that is before you consider that his team is also on an active 27-game winning streak and has won back-to-back Class 5A Division I state titles.
That sounds like someone Aggie fans would welcome with open arms, although it would be surprising if he drew higher TV ratings than Manziel.
Murray completed 63.7 percent of his passes last season for 3,669 yards and 46 touchdowns; he also added in 1,274 rushing yards to go along with 19 TDs on the ground. That is what you call versatility.
He will thrive in a spread offense at the college level, and that is one of the main reasons that the Aggies are in the driver’s seat to land this young man. Could his nickname one day be even cooler than Johnny Football? We’ll just have to wait and see.