Sept 15, 2012; Dallas, TX, USA; A Texas A&M Aggies helmet sits on the ground against the Southern Methodist Mustangs during the fourth quarter at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. Texas A&M won 48-3. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Elite 11: Texas A&M commit Kyler Murray shows off elite skills (Video)


Kyler Murray (Allen, Texas. Allen) came to The Elite 11 as one of the favorites to win the MVP as one of the top signal-callers in the nation and the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite Rankings, and he’s done nothing to change that during the first day of workouts.

The 5-11, 180-pounder is the nation’s No. 20 overall recruit and the No. 4 recruit in the state of Texas per the composite and wasted little time in showing the skills that warranted such a lofty grade and ranking from talent evaluators.

The A&M legacy committed to the Aggies on May 28 and should thrive in the offensive scheme in College Station that turned Johnny Manziel from a three-star recruit into a Heisman Trophy winner, first round pick in the NFL Draft and one of the most electrifying college football players we’ve seen in recent history.

Here’s some video from the Elite 11 where Murray is showing off the fleet feet he has and unleashing some passes.

We knew Murray had quick feet after rushing for 2,644 yards and 44 touchdowns the last two high school seasons, but those feet also do him well inside the pocket where he can get deep on his drops quicker than anyone here.  

We often hear about quarterbacks getting rid of the ball quickly and having a clean, compact release with little wasted motion. We don’t often hear about quarterbacks getting into their drops the quickest, but the same principle applies.

The quicker you can get to your point, the quicker you can deliver the ball and the harder it will be for defensive linemen to disrupt your throw and for cornerbacks to defend the pass.

Murray is looking great early on.

[Video courtesy ESPN's Gerry Hamilton and 247Sports' Barton Simmons]

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