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Texas A&M OC Says Incoming 5-Star QB Kyler Murray Will Get Opportunity To Compete For Starting Job

Last fall, Kyle Allen took over for Kenny Hill as Texas A&M's starting quarterback, and he did a pretty-solid job.

The 6-foot-3, 205-pound QB threw for 1,322 yards and 16 touchdowns during his freshman campaign. Most have Allen penciled in as the Aggies' starting quarterback for the 2015 season. He'll have some serious competition for that spot, though. 

Texas A&M offensive coordinator Jake Spavital says incoming five-star QB Kyler Murray will get an opportunity to compete for the job. Murray announced Wednesday he is opting out of the MLB Draft. 

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From the Houston Chronicle:

“Kyle (Allen) has a leg up right now because of him being here on campus,” Spavital told Studio 12. “It’s going to be interesting to see how everything plays out. I’m always going to give an incoming freshman the opportunity to come in and compete and try and win the starting battle. Kyler (Murray) will have his opportunities to see if he can beat Kyle out.”

Spavital added of Murray prepping at a perennial power such as Allen High, “I don’t think there will be any quarterback in the country as ready as Kyler Murray coming into a college situation.”

Clearly Murray will be given every opportunity to compete with Allen, in what’s sure to be a prominent summer topic, and Spavital added, “I can’t tell you how relieved I am to get him on board.”

Murray, a five-star, was viewed by most recruiting sites as the No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country. Allen, a former five-star prospect, is more of a pro-style QB. 

Who do you want leading your team, Aggies' fans? 

[Chronicle]