Murphy Talks About UCLA Visit

Ryan Murphy, the 6-2, 205-pound safety prospect from Oakland (Calif.) Tech, who has seen his recruitment blow up this season, talked about his recent official visit to UCLA...

Oakland (Calif.) Tech safety Ryan Murphy was one of two Oakland Tech players to visit UCLA this past weekend, tripping to Westwood with teammate Fred Thompson.

Thompson left very impressed, while Murphy, who UCLA had offered a scholarship before his visit, was more tempered in his enthusiasm.

"I liked the visit, it was a good trip," said Murphy. "It didn't push UCLA over the edge or nothing but there were things I liked about the trip."

One of those was the time he got to spend with the coaching staff.

"Coach (Rick) Neuheisel is really cool and we hit it off. Coach (Tim) Hundley is also recruiting me so I got to spend a lot of time talking with him," said Murphy.

Murphy, the 6-2, 205-pound safety prospect, was hosted by Isaiah Bowens, the freshman linebacker.

"Isaiah was my host and we hung out with the other recruits and they were all real cool. Plus it was cool to visit with Fred, too," said Murphy, who admitted the two have talked about playing in college together.

Murphy has already visited Washington State and Arizona State and next weekend he will visit Oregon State. Whether he takes a fifth trip is up in the air.

"I'm not sure yet," said Murphy. "I know I'm visiting Oregon State next weekend but we'll see from there."

Murphy said no school is in the lead by themselves, but two schools are standing out. "I like Oregon State and Washington State the most right now," said Murphy. "I hit it off real good with the coaches at each school."

Meanwhile, Murphy said he's not trying to rush his decision process, choosing to take his visits before settling on a program.

"I'll know after I'm done with all of trips," said Murphy.

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