Midlands 2017: Kenneth Murray

Scout.com caught up with Elkins defensive back Kenneth Murray, who is a player recruiting junkies may want to add to their watch list. He impressed in his varsity debut when his team defeated Bellaire in a 52-27 win.

In a recent 52-27 win over Bellaire, Missouri City (Tex.) Elkins defensive back Kenneth Murray, along with teammates on defense were busy flying around making plays. And even though the sophomore, first time varsity has a solid showing in his debut, he has already started looking ahead.

“I had a pretty good game, but it’s time to focus on the next one,” Murray said immediately after the win. “We have Lamar next week. That’s the only thing on my mind right now. This win feel real good, especially since it’s my first game on varsity.”


And what a showing it was. The 6-foot, 190-pound Murray had his coming out party and ended up with six tackles and an interception. For the entire game, he flew around looking to get in on a number of plays. 

It’s far too early (though not really) to start talking about Murray and the college recruiting process. But then again, perhaps it is not. He will likely be one who gets a look or two once his tape gets out. 

“I didn’t get out any this summer and I didn’t go to any camps. All I did was get ready for this season,” Murray said. “When I start looking into schools, the No. 1 school that I want to go to is West Virginia. I want to go there because my uncle went there. You know, it’s a family thing. Houston is nice and so is Texas and TCU, all of them. 

“Right now, I just want to make plays and be there for my team.”


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