The Oakland Athletics are sending a bunch of high executives to meet with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray on Sunday in the hopes of persuading him to pursue knowledgeable baseball profession as he decides between honoring his contract with the crew or enjoying quarterback in the NFL, sources with data of the assembly advised ESPN.
The summit comes a day earlier than the deadline to declare for the NFL draft, which the A’s imagine Murray plans to do. Whereas a choice on baseball vs. soccer just isn’t anticipated Sunday, in accordance to sources, Murray’s soccer prospects seemingly have grown robust sufficient to compel Oakland to re-recruit the 21-year-old.
The A’s gave Murray a $four.66 million signing bonus final 12 months after selecting him with the ninth decide in the draft regardless of the middle fielder’s restricted baseball expertise. Half of the deal was permitting Murray to play another season of school soccer — in which he put up historic numbers for the College of Oklahoma and won the Heisman.
It didn’t fully allay fears over Murray’s measurement. At 5-foot-9, he could be the shortest quarterback in the NFL since Doug Flutie, at 5-10. With a number of groups reportedly placing first-round grades on Murray, although, and believing they will scheme round his deficiencies in measurement by taking benefit of his superior athleticism, the prospect of Murray leaving baseball behind is actual.
The assembly, which was first reported by USA Immediately, will embrace, in accordance to sources, A’s president Billy Beane, normal supervisor David Forst and others.