CA OL Murphy Open to Michigan

West Coast lineman Kyle Murphy has offers from all over the country. Find out what he has to say about visiting schools outside the Pac-10, and his interest in the Wolverines.

At 6'7 and 270 pounds, 4 star California offensive tackle Kyle Murphy has that elite potential plus a mean streak that coaches drool over.

"I think I'm pretty aggressive when I play," he told GoBlueWolverine." "I get pretty decent pad level. I'd say I'm pretty balanced. I'm working on technique a lot, just getting everything down so I can prepare myself for the next level."

Living on the west coast, Murphy says he's very familiar with schools closer to his home in San Clemente, California, but that doesn't stop the massive prospect from being open to exploring lands far, far away.

"I consider myself pretty open to check everywhere out. The only schools I've checked out are on the west coast. I don't see any problem moving somewhere else if I loved it there or felt a good vibe or something."

One such school Kyle says intrigues him is Michigan. The Wolverines have been showing the young man plenty of interest, and it's definitely mutual.

"My interest (in Michigan) is pretty good. I've never really been to that part of the country before, so I just need to continue to look into it more. I know there's a big football tradition and program. As far as I understand it's a pretty good school, seems like a pretty good package. I just need to check it out, see for myself."

The Michigan coaching staff told Murphy they will make a stop at his school during the spring evaluation period. Two of those coaches in particular have kept in close contact with the San Clemente High School star.

"I've talked with Michigan on the phone. Coach Ferrigno is recruiting this area, and Coach Funk is the offensive line coach. I've talked to each of them on the phone a handful of times."

Murphy doesn't believe he'll make a decision until after his senior season, but that won't stop the talented youngster from narrowing things down before fall.

"Hopefully I'll be able to venture off to the Midwest, the East Coast maybe, over the summer," Murphy said. "I'll say by summertime I'll have it narrowed down, say to about five or six schools. I want to make it manageable, and then during the season hopefully I'll make a few trips. Hopefully I'll know where I want to go after the season."

Stay tuned to GoBlueWolverine to find out when, and who from, the Michigan coaching staff checks in on Kyle at his school.


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