Murdock has Navy offer

Navy target Marchie Murdock is off to a fast start at Mansfield Legacy (Texas) High School in the Fort Worth area. The 6-foot-1, 182-pound wide receiver received an offer over the summer from the Midshipmen football program when he heard from Navy first year defensive line coach, Shaun Nua.

"Coach Nua told me they liked how I well I go up and make a play on the ball," said Marchie Murdock. "He just said they were impressed with my overall game and I had the [Navy] offer.

"I was excited when it came this summer. Navy was my first offer. They have a good football team every year that competes and does well when playing against the bigger programs out there. We talked about the military aspects of the academy. I'm definitely interested and want to talk more with Coach Nua about taking a visit [to Annapolis]."

Currently, Navy is Murdock's only offer, but he's hearing from San Diego State, and a number of FCS schools. During the summer, he camped at Kansas, Arkansas, and Central Arkansas and said he's better from the experience.

"It was great going against that level of competition," he said. "In high school you go against the same guys everyday and get a tendency for what they're going to do, so it was good to face some very talented, athletic players who are just as good as I am. It definitely helped with my quickness. I'm fast, but with big feet, it's hard for me to have quick feet."

In Legacy's first game against McKinney, Murdock had four receptions for 113 yards and three touchdowns. He followed up that performance with seven catches for 112 yards and two touchdowns in the Kennedale win. He says he won't make a decision on college until the Broncos season is complete.

"After the season I'm going to weigh all of my options then make my commitment," Murdock explained. "I want to go to the school that really loves me and wants me to have me as part of the program. I want the campus to feel like home to me. I like a great gameday atmosphere. Most of all I'm going to look at the academics. I'd like to major in Communications."

Murdock has been a starter at Legacy since his sophomore season. As a senior he was elected one of four team captains, a role he says he takes very seriously. He also plays basketball for his father, the head coach, in the winter. This Thursday Legacy will play Bryan Adams High School of Dallas, their last non-region opponent of the season. Top Stories