Does the home team have a shot?

With the rumors flying that Aaron Murray has alreay eliminated the Bulls, USFNation sits down with the Plant quarterback to get his take on the University of South Florida. Read on for the entire story.

"My mind is not at all made up right now." Said Plant QB Aaron Murray.

"I'm open to anything right now. I hear all the time, ‘oh UF offered you, you are going to UF.' No, that is not the case. I'm open to all schools right now. I'm looking for the school that fits me best. That doesn't have to be UF, it could be anywhere right now."

Murray said he's not ready to start naming favorites until he sits down with his parents and his head coach to figure out what schools fit him best. He says it's way too early to start eliminating teams, especially one in his own backyard.

"USF was one of the first schools to offer me. I got an offer from them last summer."

Murray has been around the Bulls program quite a bit in the last year, he's been to the sling-and-shoot camp and he's also taken unofficial visits to a couple games.

"USF is a great program and they are on the rise. I think they are already ranked in the top 25 heading into next year. It's really a great program with some great coaches and I think they are getting better and better every year."

The 6-foot-1, 205 pound quarterback from Plant high school has close to 40 offers and it's not even the spring evaluation period, where most colleges offer soon-to-be seniors. Murray says right now he's concentrating on figuring out what he wants in a school.

"I've been talking with my parents about what I'm looking for in a school."

"I want to go to a school that can compete every year for a national championship. I want a place where I can redshirt my first year and compete for playing time after that. I also want to be comfortable with the coaching staff, I'm going to be there for 4 years and I want to make sure I feel comfortable."

Murray says on the field he prefers a spread or pro-style offense. This summer Aaron will be visiting a number of schools, similar to what Robert Marve did prior to his senior season. The exact schools are not known yet, USF will be a likely destination for one of those summer visits.

"Coach Carl Franks is recruiting me from South Florida. We have a really tight relationship. He has always kept in contact with me, he stops by the school when the recruiting window allows it and he's a really cool guy, I like him a lot."

Murray also confirmed that he'll be one of the quarterback's in the New Level/Scout.com 7-on-7 passing tournament that will be held at South Florida at the end of March. Look for another update with the gunslinger after the tournament.


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