CJ to Visit WR

Now that his senior season on the football field is over, OJ Murdock is gearing up for track season. "I'm shooting for 10.2 or 10.3," Murdock said as he will enter the season as one of the favorites to win the state title in both the 100m and 200m events.

The talented receiver put up 45 catches for 750 yards and seven touchdowns this season.

"We had a good year but came up a little short," he said. "We had a good year and it will give the younger guys coming back something to build on."

Murdock, 6-0 and 180 pounds, said it's his natural speed that allows him to separate himself from other top receiver prospects.

"It's gotta be my speed," he said. "That's what it's all about with me. My ability to stop and go, beat 'em deep, and cut in and out of my routes is something I dont think too many receivers can do. Cornerbacks can't hang."

The talented receiver is among the most heavily recruited players in the state this year. He provided the latest.

"Basically, I had Florida ahead all through the summer," he said. "They were my team but then when everything went down with Coach Zook, I pretty much ruled them out. I aint even trying to consider them anymore. When that happened, Miami became my new No. 1."

Murdock said the Hurricanes took the lead based on the fact that they were his No. 2 team all along.

"They're at the top now," he said. "I already had 'em up there and it's a great program and everything. They know how to produce big time receivers and they're always winning. I really like Coach CJ. I think he can really help me take my game to the next level. He's actually coming to my house next Tuesday. He said he's trying to get two receivers this year and he's hoping I'm one of them. Me and my uncle are going down there for a visit on the 17th. My uncle is someone who will have a big impact on my decision."

Murdock said the main competition the Hurricanes are facing right now is from Tennessee.

"I'm trying to set that visit up for the 10th," he said. "They got a good program up there too. They're behind Miami right now."

The only other program Murdock even mentioned was Florida State and that's to say how the Noles aren't really under consideration.

"I just don't see myself going to Florida State," he said.

So what happens if the Gators hire a coach and Murdock strikes up a good relationship with him?

"I guess it would depend on the coach," he said. "What's he like? What type of offense does he run? I dont really like how they did Coach Zook like that. Right now, it's Miami and Tennessee."

Murdock knows he'll face plenty of competition if he ends up a Hurricane.

"That's cool," he said. "That's what makes people better. That's what Miami's all about."

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