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High-Profile UCLA Offensive Lineman Announces Oklahoma As Transfer Destination

M. Hofeld


UCLA junior offensive lineman Chris Murray made public in January that he intends to transfer away from the program. On Thursday announced, via Twitter, he has decided on his new home.

A two-year starter for the Bruins, Murray (6-3/300) brings a wealth of experience and potential to Norman. However, you most likely have to wait a while before you see him take the field. Unless he somehow earns a hardship waiver, Murray would be required to sit out a year before becoming eligible to play for the Sooners.

Having not yet taken a redshirt, he could sit out the 2020 season and still have two years remaining. That’s incredibly positive news considering Oklahoma is most likely losing a minimum of two players on the offensive line following the 2020 season, Creed Humphrey and Erik Swenson.

A 4-star prospect coming out of Mater Dei High School (Santa Ana, California), Murray was the 6th-ranked offensive guard in the 2018 recruiting class. Earning a total of 17 scholarship offers, he was chosen to be on both the Polynesian Bowl and U.S. Army All-American Bowl rosters.

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