Oklahoma football head coach Bob Stoops has never been afraid to let his players pursue other options if it works out for them, and the same can be said for the 2017 baseball season.
OU football players Kyler Murray and Zach Farrar are both members of OU’s baseball roster, released Wednesday afternoon.
Murray, who transferred to OU from Texas A&M, was one of the premier baseball talents coming out of Allen (Texas) High for the 2015 class but opted to play football instead of baseball.
Murray has to sit out the football season per NCAA transfer rules but will be eligible to play baseball for the Sooners in the spring.
“We’re excited that Kyler is at the university for a couple reasons, football and baseball,” baseball coach Pete Hughes said. “He could add that dynamic element that speed brings to the baseball field for us. I’m looking forward to working with him in the spring.”
Farrar, a four-star receiver for the 2016 class from Southlake (Texas) Carroll, picked the Sooners partly because of the promise made by the staff that Farrar would get the opportunity to play baseball.
Farrar has been in camp with the Sooners the last month and is hoping to see some playing time as a true freshman.