Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray reportedly is meeting Sunday with representatives of the Oakland Athletics, who hope to persuade him to play professional baseball.
The A’s selected Murray with the No. 9 overall pick in the MLB draft in June and gave him a $4.66 million bonus. He was to play quarterback at Oklahoma in 2018, then join the A’s.
But with his football success, rumors have persisted that he will declare for the NFL draft and leave baseball behind.
USA Today’s Bob Nightengale tweeted Sunday morning that A’s president Billy Beane is leading the contingent to meet with Murray.
The deadline to enter the NFL draft is Monday.