What will Kyler Murray be bringing to the table? Scout takes a closer look at the talented four-star…
Coach Speak: Kyler Murray
In his decade of coaching Allen High football Tom Westerberg has coached a lot of division one talents. Kyler Murray has a chance to go down as the best of the best, especially if he helps lead the Eagles to its third straight state title. With a plethora of college scholarships on the table Murray had his pick of colleges, but on Wednesday he announced that he would follow in his father's (Kevin Murray) footsteps and play at Texas A&M. Murray could have taken his time and toured all of the campuses on official visits, but instead opted to commit before the end of his junior school year. A trend that has been popular for many signal callers in recent classes. "A lot of them (colleges) start getting their quarterback early, a lot of them are only taking one, some of the are not taking any," Westerberg said about Murray decision to commit early. "You got to kind of do it pretty early -- guys start going after other people. If he had waited it would have been a little tougher." At 5-foot-11, 170 pounds Murray is a versatile weapon, racking up video game numbers on the ground and through the air. "I think he is going to get better, I think just the stronger he gets," Westerberg answered when asked about Murray's college upside. "They are getting a dynamic player, which they know. What he does in high school I think will carry over." Like Kyler's father, Coach Westerberg also attended A&M. But as coaching veteran of dozens of D1 signees Westerberg and his staff employ a system to help with recruiting decisions. And when Kyler narrowed it down to two that is when he leaned on the coaching staff for some guidance. "He used me and he used coach Fleener and we just kind of layed out if you go to A&M or if you go to Oregon, what are the positives and what are the negatives and we weighed it all out and did not sway him either direction and said you got to do what's best for you and that is kind of what we did," Westerberg explained. "It's a deal where he weighed them all out and at 2:45 I had no idea what he was going to say. I found out when everybody else did."
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