Bruins Keeping Eye On Murphy

UCLA visited the Vancouver (Wash.) Evergreen receiver, Justice Murphy, in the spring...

Vancouver (Wash.) Evergreen receiver Justice Murphy (6-1, 190) had quite the weekend, earning MVP honors on Friday at the NW Elite Football Camp, and landing two more Pac-12 offers as a result, and continued his good play on Sunday at the Oregon NFTC.

The thing that makes Murphy so effective is just how precise a route-runner he is. He's not ridiculously fast, but his plenty fast enough, still getting separation, but running the right routes and catching anything thrown to him.

The Utah verbal has really upped his stock in the last couple of days.

Oregon State and Washington State both offered Murphy on Friday evening after the NW Elite Football Camp.

"I was actually prepared for that for a while, so it wasn't a surprise when I got them," said Murphy. "I was confident I'd do well and coaches would notice."

Now several more schools are getting involved.

"Boise State, Colorado, Washington, UCLA and hopefully Oregon," said Murphy.

UCLA assistant coach Mike Tuiasosopo is recruiting Murphy and Murphy's coach, Don Johnson Jr., is the son of former Bruin assistant coach Don Johnson, now with the San Diego Chargers.

"Coach Tuiasosopo came by the school and I'm interested in UCLA a lot," said Murphy.

Murphy camped with Washington last year and hopes to do so again this summer.

"I know I'm going to the Utah camp and maybe the Washington Rising Stars Camp," said Murphy. "Then we're going to a team camp."

Boise State and Colorado both have ramped up their interest in Murphy since Friday and Texas Tech is also interested. Johnson used to coach at Riverside College with Red Raiders assistant Darrin Chiaverini.

But despite the interest, Murphy said he's not wavering with the Utes.

"No, I'm still solid to Utah," said Murphy. "They were on my early and showed me I was a priority. I might take a couple visits, who knows, but I'm solid to Utah."


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