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Jordan Murphy 'real committed' to Volunteers

Jordan Murphy isn't shy about where he wants to play his college football. Read about the Magnolia State wide receiver after his official visit to Knoxville.

Jordan Murphy knows where he wants to play his college football — Tennessee.

The Scout three-star wide receiver prospect doesn’t need a bunch of bells and whistles, merely wants to soak in as much as he can about his future home on Rocky Top. He was able to do that with an official visit over the weekend.

“What stood out was just being there; I like just being there really,” Murphy told InsideTennessee on Sunday.

The Hattiesburg (Miss.) High School wide receiver committed to the Volunteers at an Orange Carpet Day event back on July 21.

“I’m real committed,” Murphy said. “I ain’t studying no other schools.”

Marquez Callaway and Latrell Williams showed their future teammate around campus.

“They’re some cool people; they’re some nice guys,” Murphy said.

Zach Azzanni is Tennessee’s wide receivers coach and Robert Gillespie is the recruiting coordinator and in charge of the Magnolia State. The duo head up the effort to get the Scout No. 3-ranked wide receiver in Mississippi to Rocky Top.

“My relationship is very good with both of them,” Murphy said.

Murphy does not plan to visit any other schools the rest of the recruiting cycle. Another trip to Knoxville could be in the works, but he isn’t sure of the date.

“Yeah, I’m probably going to come back again,” Murphy said.

Tennessee finished the 2016 season with a 9-4 record, a Top 25 ranking and a Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl trophy.

“I think they were good. They just had people injured in different spots. Next year I think we’ll get the job done,” Murphy said.

Josh Malone led Tennessee in receiving with 50 receptions for 972 yards with 11 touchdowns. Those targets are up for grabs as the former Scout 100 member declared for the 2017 NFL Draft.

“(Malone) had a great season,” Murphy said. “We had watched a couple clips on him and all that. I took notes from watching him.”

In his final prep season, Murphy caught 78 balls for 1,695 yards with 21 touchdowns. He represented his state in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game last month.

“I thought it went good because of how my stats were looking,” he said. “I didn’t think anybody would be able to top that but just one person.

“I need to improve on being a physical receiver and just getting bigger.”

As a junior, Murphy registered 50 catches for 844 yards with 11 touchdowns.

Murphy wore No. 11 in high school and that number was vacated at Tennessee with the graduation of quarterback Joshua Dobbs.

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