Last season, when GoBlueWolverine.com was scouting Las Vegas Bishop Gorman linebacker standout Ryan Reynolds at the Stanford Nike Camp, Gaels head coach David White said to be on the lookout for a junior running back who grew up loving the Michigan Wolverines. That running back, DeMarco Murray, is also a standout defensive back and reports over 50 offers from the crème de la crème of college football programs.
GoBlueWolverine visited Bishop Gorman in the spring to focus in on Murray, and White said he and his star back would most likely visit Michigan during the summer. After taking in camps at USC and Oklahoma, Murray has decided that is enough. "I probably won't visit Michigan until I take my official visits," he said. "I'm not going to take any more unofficial visits this summer. I'm just relaxing and getting ready for the season."
Murray, the No. 8 running back and No. 40 player overall according to Scout.com, said he has narrowed his list of favorites down to six -- Oklahoma, Miami (Fla), USC, Florida, Michigan and Texas A&M. "I'd say Oklahoma is a slight leader right now," he said. "Not by a whole lot but they are a little bit ahead, I'd say on a scale of 1-10 they are at ten, and the others are at eight or nine. Michigan is at nine." Murray added that the fact his former teammate Reynolds is now attending Oklahoma had no impact on his having the Sooners slightly ahead.
The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Murray previously said Michigan was the only school recruiting him primarily as a defensive back. That has now changed. "They are recruiting me for both running back and defensive back," he said. "They are now going to allow me to decide where I want to play. I like that and they have moved up a lot because of that."
Murray said he will take all of his visits during the season, and that his family and coach will accompany him on the trips. He said he would like to announce at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.
DeMarco Murray Has Six on top; One Slightly Ahead
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