Chris Murray (Brandon Huffman)

3-star OL Chris Murray Having Huge Spring

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei offensive lineman Chris Murray is having a huge spring with offers rolling in steadily...

Santa Ana (Calif.) Mater Dei offensive lineman Chris Murray (6-3, 293) continues to rack up a slew of offers.

And it still surprises Murray every time a new offer rolls in.

"It's been crazy, but I'm just very blessed and grateful for everything," said Murray.  "My coaches said it would be blowing up but it always surprises me when a new one comes in."

It all started with an offer from California.

"Cal offered me first during the winter and then I got one from Washington State and it just picked up from there," said Murray.  "It has been very exciting though."

Mater Dei is stacked with talent in this class and in the 2019 class.  But it was when coaches could come through to see the 2017 class that they first laid eyes on Murray and it's just progressed since then.

"While coaches were looking at them (the 2017 class), I caught their eye and now I know more coaches are coming by in the spring to see J.T. (Daniels, his 4-star QB teammate) so I'm hoping I can catch more eyes," said Murray.

Murray took his most recent visit up to UCLA and got to meet new offensive line coach Hank Fraley, who had already offered him.

"I went up there a couple of weeks ago and it was really nice," said Murray.  "They have their new facilities and they're going to look really cool.  They took us down to the new locker room and then we sat and met with Coach Fraley and Coach DeShaun (Foster).  They're both really cool guys with a lot of NFL experience.  Coach Fraley recruits offensive linemen and Coach DeShaun recruits Orange County so we met with both of them."

Murray visited with his teammate, offensive tackle Tommy Brown, and the two have talked about playing together in college.

"Oh yeah, Tommy and I have definitely talked about it," said Murray.  "I'm definitely more about the Pac-12 and the Big Ten."

Murray said he won't rush into a decision.

"After I take my visits, I could have a better grasp," said Murray.  "After the season, I will take all of my officials, all five of them.  But right now, I'm not looking to make a decision.  I have a lot of time until I need to decide."

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