Oklahoma QB Murray might have baseball option

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, shown during the Sooners' spring game, might be selected in the MLB Draft next week.Photo Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

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Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley said he expects quarterback Kyler Murray to be play for the Sooners this fall, even if he is selected next week in the Major League Baseball draft.

Murray, who plays center field and is the cleanup hitter for Sooners’ baseball team, is No. 38 overall on baseball analyst Keith Law’s Big Board for the MLB Draft.

“I knew the deal when we were getting into it,” said Riley, who added that Murray won’t be playing summer baseball and instead will work out with the football team after discussions with the Murray family.

“(The Murrays have) lived up to their word in every part of it.”

Murray has not spoken with reporters about potential scenarios related to the baseball draft.

A former five-star recruit, Murray originally signed with Texas A&M before transferring to Oklahoma. He backed up Heisman winner Baker Mayfield last season and completed 18 of 21 passes for three touchdowns.

Riley has yet to declare Murray the starter in his competition with sophomore Austin Kendall.

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