Rising 2018 OL Planning Visit To Montlake

The Huskies are definitely making the offensive line a priority in the 2018 class and one prospect that has already caught their attention is Mater Dei (Santa Ana, Ca.) OL Chris Murray...

Murray recently grabbed his fifth offer when UCLA decided to throw their hat in the ring.

"Their new offensive line coach (Hank Fraley) offered me," an excited Murray told "I have been going to UCLA games since I was little, so it's a dream to receive an offer from them and I'm very excited about it."

The offer from the Bruins joins the four Murray already had from UtahCaliforniaTexas Tech and Washington State.

While Washington hasn't offered yet, the Huskies have definitely been in touch and he's hoping to make his way up to Seattle to check things out this spring or summer.

"Coach (Chris) Strausser and I talk a lot, at least once a week, and we've formed a good relationship," Murray noted. "He's a good coach and their program up there is established and they finished in the top five, so they obviously are doing well and I am looking at going up there in the spring or summer.

"I've never been up there, so it would be great to get up there and see what things are like and to meet with the coaches and see facilities and the school and what it's like up there."

Murray plays right guard at Mater Dei, but he's open to playing anywhere he's needed once he gets to college.

"I can play either guard spot or center. It doesn't really matter to me," Murray said. "My footwork is good, so I can pull pretty well and my coaches like to get me on the move and when I get out in front, I can get to the second level pretty easily.

"I also feel like my pass-protection is pretty sound too. Last season, I only allowed one sack, but obviously I want to get better in all areas of my game."

This spring and summer, Murray is planning to hit the camp circuit, although he hasn't figured out which school camps he'll hit.

"I am headed to the Under Armour All-American camp (in Los Angeles) this coming weekend and I want to go to the Opening Regional Camp in Los Angeles (March 12th)," Murray said. "I'm also looking into the Rivals Three-Stripe Camp in Los Angeles as well.

"I'm not sure on which schools I will go to, but I definitely want to get out to a few. I'll start looking at that real soon and get my schedule figured out."

We'll have more on Murray in the coming weeks and months as he begins to finalize plans for visits this spring and summer

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