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Kyler Murray Reportedly "Intends" To Remain Part Of Oklahoma Football If He's Drafted

A photo of Kyler Murray taken from behind.

COLLEGE STATION, TX - NOVEMBER 14: Kyler Murray #1 of the Texas A&M Aggies prepares to take the field to face the Western Carolina Catamounts in a NCAA football game at Kyle Field on November 14, 2015 in College Station, Texas. (Photo by Eric Christian Smith/Getty Images)

Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray is a two-sport star, and next week, he'll likely be taken in the Major League Baseball draft. As a result, many Sooners fans are starting to get worried that Murray, who was set to replace Baker Mayfield under center this year, could leave the program before he gets a shot at leading the offense.

According to a report from Barrett Sallee of CBS Sports, Murray still "intends" to remain part of Oklahoma's football team this summer and beyond. Sallee adds that it doesn't matter where Murray is taken either.

Murray is actually one of the top prospects in the draft. He's ranked as the 36th-best prospect by MLB.com.

Whatever happens, Murray intends -- for now anyway -- to remain a part of the Sooners football team this summer and beyond, no matter where he's drafted on the baseball side.

Of course, things can change. Major League Baseball players make a lot more money than NFL players and have less injury fear. It also takes some time to get through the minor league system in baseball, so the sooner a top prospect starts out, the better.

Murray's Sooners, at the moment, are playing against Mississippi State in the opening round of their NCAA Regional in Tallahassee. Murray actually isn't playing - he strained his hamstring last week.

It'll be interesting to see where Murray is taken next week - and whether his plans change in the aftermath.