Myles Murphy is a special football player. Out of Powder Springs (Ga.) Hillgrove near Atlanta, Murphy checks in at 6’5 and 260 pounds. And yet, he says schools are recruiting him to play on the edge, be it as a JACK linebacker or defensive end.
Even if that projection is lofty for a recruit with a frame that can easily hold 285-plus pounds, it says something that schools are even pitching it to him as an idea.
And not just any schools. Big-time schools. Murphy named Clemson, Auburn, Georgia, Ohio State, and Michigan as schools standing out to him Sunday, following an impressive performance at Nike’s The Opening regional camp in Atlanta, plus “a few more Southeastern schools.”
His ranking reflects his talent. Murphy is the No. 11 overall prospect in the nation, according to the 247Sports Composite.
One lucky school will be able to land his commitment come August. Murphy has plans to narrow things down later in the summer before making his decision.
“I have a notebook at home with all the pros and cone of each schooI,” he said. “Whichever school has the most pros, the one I feel the most home at, the best relationships with, is the one I am going to choose.”
Clemson and Auburn are two schools standing out to Murphy.
He said if he had to name two hats today to be at his Signing Day hat ceremony today, Clemson and Auburn are two he knows he’d be picking from — not that others can’t get involved.
His best relationship at Clemson is with defensive ends coach Lemanski Hall.