One more football season for Murray
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.