Scout.com's No 8-rated offensive tackle is trying to sort through the interest level of certain schools, and is also beginning to think about making a list of schools he will visit in the summer.
In order for Notre Dame to make that list, it appears the Irish will have to increase their recruitment of the 6-foot-7, 275-pound Murphy.
"I haven't talked to them a whole lot, to be honest with you," he said. "I've been on the phone with them a few times, and I get on Facebook with them. They've mentioned trying to get me out there, but I'm not sure."
Murphy has Florida, Michigan, USC, UCLA, Auburn and Nebraska among his offers, and is willing to let schools not recruiting him hard move in and make a push. He said he would travel to the midwest and possible the east in the summer, and could stop by South Bend, Ind., while also checking in on Michigan.
"I'm still pretty open right now, but I haven't checked (Notre Dame) out too closely, so I don't have much of an opinion on them," he said. "I know it's a good football program with its tradition, and it's a pretty good school. Besides that, I don't know a whole lot about them."
Schools are recruiting Murphy to play left tackle, which is his position of preference, and he doesn't mind if he is playing in a spread offense or a pro-style offense.
"I think it plays into (the decision) a little bit," he said. "But I'm open to playing any style of offense that I can be comfortable in. I don't think it's that big of a deal."
Before a decision can be made or a list pared, Murphy still has to settle on what his summer travel schedule will look like.
"I don't have any plans right now," he said. "My future is pretty much undecided. I don't have any trips set up."