The Oakland Athletics are sending a bunch of high executives to fulfill with Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray on Sunday within the hopes of persuading him to pursue knowledgeable baseball profession as he decides between honoring his contract with the group or taking part in quarterback within the NFL, sources with information of the assembly informed ESPN.
The summit comes a day earlier than the deadline to declare for the NFL draft, which the A’s consider Murray plans to do. Whereas a choice on baseball vs. soccer shouldn’t be anticipated Sunday, based on sources, Murray’s soccer prospects seemingly have grown sturdy sufficient to compel Oakland to re-recruit the 21-year-old.The A’s gave Murray a $4.66 million signing bonus final 12 months after selecting him with the ninth decide within the draft regardless of the middle fielder’s restricted baseball expertise. A part of the deal was permitting Murray to play another season of faculty soccer — by which he put up historic numbers for the University of Oklahoma and gained the Heisman.
It didn’t totally allay fears over Murray’s dimension. At 5-foot-9, he can be the shortest quarterback within 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 dimension by profiting from his superior athleticism, the prospect of Murray leaving baseball behind is actual.
The assembly, which was first reported by USA Right now, will embody, based on sources, A’s president Billy Beane, basic supervisor David Forst and others.