Back from Jr., Day in Lincoln

There were a good number of recruits that showed up for Nebraska's first full scrimmage of the spring. Because it was "Junior Day", some of the invited preps from the surrounding area and up into Minnesota converged on Lincoln to see what they could see. Iowa standout Jayme Murphy was one of them and he's looking at Nebraska with a much more enlightened view.

"It was awesome." Those were the words of standout Dubuque, Iowa athlete, Jayme Murphy after he finished his unofficial visit to the University of Nebraska as the Huskers hosted "Junior Day".


It was a time where Murphy got to see the usual, but what he also saw was something nobody else saw all of last year before the actual season began.


Contact and a lot of it as Nebraska took to the inside of Memorial Stadium for the first full scrimmage of the season. "It was great," Murphy said. "I got to see the Cornhuskers in action, it was pretty cool."


That's great and it was certainly interesting, but that wasn't what Murphy really wanted to see. The crashing of helmets is what all true football players love, but Jayme was watching not the action while the action was going, but while it wasn't. "I wanted to know how the interaction with the players and coaches was like," he said.


"I wanted to know how the players were treated, talk to players and see how they felt and just get an idea of what it was like down there."


To that end, Murphy came off impressed. "From every player I talked to, they all loved being at Nebraska," he said. "They just made it seem like a great place to be."


That place is one of many that Murphy is interested in however, the Nebraska trip just one of a few he'll be making over the next few weeks.


"I'll be heading up to Wisconsin for their spring game and then, I think I am going to Iowa after that." Jayme said.


Jayme has definitely gotten a lot of interest in the way of letters, brochures and what not, but has yet to receive a written offer. That hasn't deterred him, however, for taking in what each of the possible schools has to offer. "I am just looking around at what these schools are like and I guess, we'll just see what happens and if they are going to offer."


Murphy is being recruited by most of the schools as an athlete, but says that most are leaning towards playing the 5 foot, 11 inch, 195 pound junior at safety before anyplace else.


In his first game as a junior, Murphy broke the school record for yards rushing in a game, tallying 286 yards. Jayme also plays receiver along with serving as their primary kickoff return man.


That versatility leaves him optimistic about his season and the recruiting. "I am pretty confident in what I can do," he said. "I might have to wait until my last year to prove that to schools, but I am feeling good about the future."


Jayme lists no favorites at this time and has a 3.6 GPA.

Big Red Report Top Stories