One more foot­ball sea­son for Mur­ray

The Oklahoman - - SPORTS - FROM STAFF RE­PORTS

Kyler Mur­ray will play the 2018 foot­ball sea­son with Oklahoma be­fore be­gin­ning his pro­fes­sional base­ball career with the Oak­land Ath­let­ics or­ga­ni­za­tion, ac­cord­ing to a re­port by the San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle.

The up­com­ing foot­ball sea­son will be Kyler Mur­ray’s last at Oklahoma.

Ac­cord­ing to a re­port from Su­san Slusser of the San Fran­cisco Chron­i­cle, Mur­ray will forgo his se­nior sea­son in 2019 and be­gin his pro­fes­sional base­ball career with the Oak­land Ath­let­ics or­ga­ni­za­tion at the con­clu­sion of the 2018 foot­ball sea­son.

With Mur­ray's ex­pected de­par­ture af­ter his ju­nior sea­son, Austin Ken­dall, Tan­ner Morde­cai and Spencer Rat­tler will likely fight for the start­ing quar­ter­back job in 2019.

As a red­shirt ju­nior en­ter­ing the 2019 sea­son, Ken­dall will be the most vet­eran of the group. Morde­cai will be en­ter­ing his sec­ond sea­son with the team, while Rat­tler, ranked as Ri­vals' top dual-threat quar­ter­back in the 2019 class, will be an in­com­ing fresh­man.

Mur­ray, Slusser re­ported, is ex­pected to of­fi­cially sign with the Ath­let­ics on Fri­day and be in­tro­duced at the Oak­land Coli­seum later that day.

The ninth over­all pick in the 2018 MLB Draft signed for about $4.6 mil­lion, Slusser re­ported.

Ac­cord­ing to Slusser's re­port, both the Ath­let­ics and Mur­ray have in­sur­ance in case Mur­ray is in­jured play­ing foot­ball in the fall.

Cal­i­for­nia QB joins OSU's 2019 re­cruit­ing class

Brendan Costello, a du­althreat quar­ter­back out of San Cle­mente, Cal­i­for­nia, an­nounced his ver­bal com­mit­ment to Oklahoma State on Wed­nes­day via Twit­ter.

The 6-foot-1, 185-pound Costello is the Cow­boys' 11th 2019 com­mit­ment over­all and fourth in the past six days.

OSU is the only Power 5 pro­gram among Costello's six of­fers, which also in­cluded Air Force and Army, though UCLA has shown in­ter­est.

5-star bas­ket­ball re­cruit takes un­of­fi­cial visit to OSU

Isaiah Todd, the No. 1 power for­ward and No. 3 player in the 2020 class per 247Sports, took an un­of­fi­cial visit to Oklahoma State on Wed­nes­day, ac­cord­ing to mul­ti­ple re­ports.

Todd, a five-star re­cruit, is listed at 6-foot-10 and 195 pounds. OSU is among 17 schools to of­fer Todd a schol­ar­ship, along with bas­ket­ball pow­ers Kansas, Duke, North Carolina and reign­ing na­tional cham­pion Vil­lanova.

Todd spent his first two years of high school at John Mar­shall in Rich­mond, Vir­ginia, but re­cently trans­ferred to Trin­ity Academy in Raleigh, North Carolina.

OBU an­nounces an­nual Hall of Fame class

Oklahoma Bap­tist Univer­sity will in­duct its 2018 Ath­let­ics Hall of Fame class at Crain Fam­ily Sta­dium in Shawnee on Sept. 16.

Track and field cham­pi­ons Verone Cham­bers and Jonathan Hil­ton, base­ball All-Amer­i­can Daniel Bap­tista and women’s ten­nis All-Amer­i­can Paola Costa will be en­shrined dur­ing OBU's an­nual Hall of Fame Foot­ball Game.

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