The deadline for underclassmen to do so is on Monday.
The A's would retain his rights, but they would be in limbo.
The report says declaring for the draft does not guarantee Murray will reject his $4.7 million signing bonus he received from the A's, but it increases the chance he will decide to play pro football.
Kingsbury, of course, was still Texas Tech's head coach at the time and Murray was reportedly leaning towards his career in Major League Baseball. I'd take him with the first pick of the draft if I could. So if Murray does show up at spring training, that might indicate he's not attending the combine. He helped the Sooners reach the College Football Playoffs where they would lose to the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Orange Bowl. However, after leading Oklahoma to a 12-2 record and a Big 12 title, Murray's draft projections have skyrocketed, which is likely the reason he decided to choose an National Football League career over an MLB career. Spring training begins for the A's on February 15, and it seems unlikely that he would be able to prepare for football's combine at the same time as he was attending his first major league baseball camp.
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What about the notion of being the next Bo Jackson, Deion Sanders or Brian Jordan?
"I would love to do that", Murray said. "Yeah, if that was possible, I'd definitely be open to it". The days of athletes like Jackson, Sanders and Jordan wowing us on the gridiron and baseball diamond are in the past.
With the Oakland A's not expecting to be on the wrong end of the letters F and U from Murray, the time is quickly coming for Murray to take the first formal step toward choosing football: By next Tuesday, he needs to file paperwork for early entry to the NFL draft.
In that sense, maybe Murray doesn't have to choose after all.