Defensive Lineman Prospect Names Leader

Kerry Murphy of Hoover High School has several offers and an early leader.

Hoover, Ala.--Defensive lineman Kerry Murphy is one of the top overall prospects in the state of Alabama for the class of 2007. Murphy has received several scholarship offers, and he names a favorite.

"I have received offers from Alabama, Auburn, Louisville, Clemson, Ole Miss and Texas," Murphy says. "My favorite is Alabama of course. Everyone is my family is big Alabama fans. I have grown up my whole life liking Alabama.

"I have been down there a few times this spring for visits. I am going to A-Day this weekend. I like the coaches down there. They are very friendly. They seem like real good coaches."

Murphy took a visit to Auburn a few weeks ago and he was impressed with the Tigers.

"Auburn is one of my favorites as well," he says. "I went down there about three weeks ago. I like it a lot down there. It was sort of the same as Alabama."

Murphy recorded 77 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and eight sacks during his junior season.

Murphy, middle, checks in at 6'5, 315 pounds.

Murphy is a free-spirit on the gridiron, but knows his assignments well.

"I love doing stunts all of the time," he says. "It's a lot of fun. I love pass rushing as well."

The Alabama Junior All-Star will likely make a decision before his senior season, but will take several visits to see what will help determine his college choice.

"I am really not sure what I will base my decision on," Murphy says. "I want to take a few visits this summer and attend a few camps. I am scheduled to attend Alabama's camp.

"I will probably wait until after the summer before I make a decision."

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