Kyler Murray probably knows that there will be a spotlight on any quarterback that tries to follow Johnny Manziel to Texas A&M, but the star from Allen High School (TX) insists that he will continue to be himself.
“I know I’m me,” Murray said to the Dallas Morning News after his announcement. “People are always going to compare me to my dad, or Johnny — say he’s Kevin’s son. But it doesn’t matter.”
Murray led Allen to the 2012 and 2013 Class 5A state titles, and he could be on his way to a third this year. We all know how huge high school football is in Texas, and so the field general should not be afraid of the spotlight once he gets to college. It will just be switching from Friday night lights to Saturday ones.
It was news to me that the QB spoke to Johnny Football before the announcement, and that is some pretty cool swag for a high school senior. Manziel tweeted out his congratulations, and that was quite a classy move by the Cleveland Browns backup quarterback. Just kidding. I wonder if Johnny had any advice for Murray about what he should expect with the Aggies.
He will have a lot to live up to with the Aggies, because he is also following his father’s footsteps to college. The senior probably understands the pressure, but I’m betting that Murray wants to blaze his own path.