Murphy To Arkansas

Arkansas landed its sixth public commit of the 2014 recruiting class when Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter cornerback Chris Murphy (5-11, 175, 4.4) pledged to the the Razorbacks on Sunday.

On what is scheduled to be a big week in Arkansas recruiting, Razorback head football coach Bret Bielema got some good news on Sunday to get it off and running.

Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter cornerback Chris Murphy (5-11, 175, 4.4) decided to commit to Arkansas and did so via twitter.

"I want to say thanks to everyone that's helped me in this process! I'm proud to announce that I have committed to #Arkansas! #WPS"

Murphy has offers from Arkansas, Missouri, Louisville, Oklahoma State, Arizona, Vanderbilt, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia, Purdue, Wake Forrest and Washington State.

Murphy, a good friend of current Razorback cornerback Ray Buchanan, Jr., is scheduled to be a mid-term graduate in December and thus would be able to go through spring practice with the Razorbacks next year.

He visited Arkansas unofficially back in April for Arkansas' Red-White game, which drew a record-setting 51,088 fans.

Murphy had 25 tackles last season, 12 pass break ups, three interceptions and three fumble recoveries and sports a 35-inch vertical jump.

He is the sixth commitment of the 2014 class for Arkansas, who is slated to have some 20 players come through Fayetteville this week for official or unofficial visits and is also hosting a football camp on Friday.

A trio of players taking official visits are Fort Scott (Kan.) Community College defensive tackle Abu Lamin (6-4, 300), Scranton (Pa.) Lackawanna CC offensive takle Jermaine Eluemunor (6-5, 315) and Grossmount Community College cornerback Kweishi Brown (6-0, 190).


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