LB Lands Offer on Visit

Elkins LB Kenneth Murray landed a UTSA offer during a recent visit. He talks about his recruitment and the type of player he his.

Elkins OLB/SS Kenneth Murray was invited to UTSA’s Junior Day event over the weekend. But Saturday he was scheduled to take his SAT so he decided to take an unofficial visit on Sunday. That’s when he landed his offer.

“It was a great visit,” Murray said. “I really enjoyed myself. I had fun with the coaches. I learned a lot.”

One of the things that jumped out to Murray during his visit was the size of UTSA’s campus.

“I thought the campus was way bigger than what I thought it was. I mean it’s a huge campus. It was nice too,” said Murray.

Murray says he was glad to be able to take the visit. 

“Overall, it was just a great visit. It was a really good experience getting over there seeing it and seeing what they have to offer.”
Murray is a three-star recruit. He currently holds offer from: UTSA, Texas State, Houston, and Kansas. But schools like TCU, Oklahoma, Texas, A&M, Missouri, Ole Miss, and Oklahoma State have been on him.

“I’ve been talking to a good amount of schools,” said Murray. “I’m happy with where my recruitment is right now going into spring ball. I know spring evaluations, I’ll get a chance to show what I can do.”

Murray says he feels like more offers on the way.

“Yes, definitely,” Murray said about potentially landing more offers. “A lot of coaches they just want to see me play. They’ve pretty much made up their mind but they want to see me play, see what kind of player I am, what kind of leader I am in person.”

Murray is currently 6’3” and 220lbs. He says what sets him apart from other players is his mentality.

“I’m probably in the meanest player in the state of Texas. I think a lot of people don’t take that part of the game as serious,” said Murray. “I like to focus more on the mental part of the game. So I’m just a mean guy. I’m just nasty. I have a take no prisoners mentality. When I get onto that field I change into a different person.”

UTSA likes Murray at either linebacker position in their 4-2-5 defensive scheme.

“I have the speed and size to play either linebacker position. I’ve already talked with the linebackers coach. They really want me to come in, if I choose UTSA, they want me to come in right away.”

One advantage Murray offers is that he plans to graduate high school early. That will allow him to enroll in college in January, which will allow him to participate in spring practices next year.

“I want to be in school, getting my stuff done in January so I can get where I need to be. That’s what I’m trying to do,” said Murray.

Murray says wherever he goes, he wants to make an early impact.

“My goal is to not only play, but start as a freshman.”

At this point in time, Murray isn’t in a rush to commit anywhere.

“Right now I really don’t know but definitely before the season starts,” said Murray. “I’ll evaluate and cut down my list after spring ball. In the first part of summer, I’ll take some visits, see where I’m most comfortable at, and then commit.”

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