Oklahoma received an early Christmas present on Thursday. Former Texas A&M quarterback Kyler Murray has signed with the Sooners. The freshman announced he was transferring out of Texas A&M earlier this month and it did not take long for him to make a decision on his new destination. 

The Sooners made the signing official in a release on Thursday afternoon. 

"We're very happy to welcome Kyler to our program and we look forward to working with him," said coach Bob Stoops in a press release. 

Murray was one of the top quarterback recruits in the country in 2015 and played in eight games for the Aggies in his true freshman season. Murray completed 59.5 percent of his passes for 686 yards, five touchdowns and seven interceptions for the Aggies. He also rushed for 335 yards and a touchdown. 

Oklahoma was thought to be in the running for Texas A&M's other transfer quarterback Kyle Allen, but instead has signed Murray -- who the Sooners recruited out of high school. 

Oklahoma already has a pair of four star quarterback commits, Austin Kendall and Chris Robison, for the 2016 and 2017 seasons -- when Murray will become eligible to play after sitting out 2016 -- so it will be interesting to see if this has any effect on their commitments. Both Kendall and Robison are pro-style quarterbacks, where Murray is a dual threat. 

Kyler Murray (USATSI)
Kyler Murray is headed to Oklahoma. (USATSI)