2015 RB Alec Murphy Update

2015 Nixa (MO) High School running back Alec Murphy (6-foot-1, 220, 4.48 forty) had the chance to take in a game at Mississippi State a couple of Saturday's ago. He talks about the game and his overall impression of Mississippi State.

  • Name: Alec Murphy
  • Classification: 2015
  • High School: Nixa (MO) High School
  • Position: Running Back
  • HT: WT: 6-foot-0.50, 220
  • Scout.com Ranking: 3-Star
  • Schools of Interest: Schools throughout the nation

  • Alec is a highly recruited running back who has interest from colleges throughout the nation.

    "Arkansas, Mizzou, Southern California, Cal, Oregon, Indiana, Notre Dame, Northwestern, Georgia, Mississippi State are recruiting me," said Alec. "And it shows on my profile page all of the SEC schools do have a lot of interest. I also get a lot of letters from schools like Iowa, Ball State, Boston College, those kind of schools."

    He attended three college camps this past summer and was impressive at each.

    "College camps that I went to were Mississippi State, Mizzou and Northwestern," said the 6-foot-0.50, 220-pounder, who ran sub-4.5 forties at the Northwestern and Mississippi State camps. "I went down to Mississippi State's Big Dawg Camp. I ran a 4.48 forty there. That's when their interest picked up. (MSU head) Coach (Dan) Mullen really likes me and (MSU running backs) Coach (Greg) Knox does too."

    He and his mother had the chance to visit Mississippi State again a couple of weeks ago. The three-day visit allowed him to get to know the players and coaches a little better as well as see the Mississippi State football team in action against the Alabama Crimson Tide.

    "I went to Mississippi State (the) Thursday (before the MSU-Alabama game) and got to sit in some meetings, got to talk to coaches and the players," said Alec. "I got to know everybody a little better. The players are really nice guys to talk to.

    "The Mississippi State versus Alabama game was intense. Mississippi State played a great game against Alabama. Their defense was awesome. Offensively, they could have made some more plays with a little better execution. I think Mississippi State has great potential to be a powerhouse football team."

    Not only did the team impress him but also the game atmosphere.

    "The cowbells were amazing and everybody was going crazy," said the three-star running back prospect. "I loved it; it was great. I will be back down to Mississippi State for the Egg Bowl."

    Recruiting-wise, Mississippi State made an impression on Alec.

    "I really do like Mississippi State," he said. "I feel like I am more than just a recruit there. I also have family (in Mississippi). I am originally from Mississippi, and lived there for eleven years. I have family in Florence (Mississippi), my grandparents and some aunts. The rest of my family lives in Forest (Mississippi)."

    While recruiting is really just heating up for the youngster, it's still on the backburner. His more immediate goals relate to his team and himself.

    "Our team was 9-2 this year. I want us to go 12-0 or 11-1 next season and I hope I can rush for 2,000 yards," said Alec, who rushed for around 1,800 yards and scored 23 touchdowns this year after rushing for a little over 800 yards as a sophomore.

    Keep it on Scout.com and GenesPage.com as we continue to follow the recruitment of this very talented member of the class of 2015.

    Video highlights from his junior season

    Gene Swindoll is the publisher of the GenesPage.com website, the source for Mississippi State sports on Scout.com sports network. You can contact him by emailing swindoll@genespage.com.

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