JC corner makes pledge to Huskies

With the current depth, or lack thereof, in the defensive backfield, it isn't surprising that the Husky coaching staff is recruiting more bodies to fill the void. City College of San Francisco CB Jordan Murchison received an offer from the Huskies last week and this week decided that he wanted to be part of the Husky family.

"I talked to (Steve Wilks and Tim Lappano) last night and I told them I was pretty much ready to make Washington my home," Murchison told Dawgman.com. "I told him I was pretty much waiting for the paperwork to come in.

"(Wilks) was pretty excited I was ready to be a Husky and said they are looking forward to having me there. We talked about some defensive schemes and how I am as a player. They were happy."

Murchison is a player who has been on the Huskies radar since this past spring when Lappano made a visit to CCSF and viewed some of the outstanding prospects on the field. He was offered very recently after offensive line coach Mike Denbrock went down to visit several division one prospects on the CCSF squad during Washington's bye week and he introduced himself to Murchison.

"(Denbrock) came down to see us and he said they really liked the way we played," Murchison said. "After that, coach Lappano and coach Wilks talked to me a few times and then they offered me last week."

Washington is the only offer for Murchison, but that doesn't mean he isn't a recruit that is garnering interest from other schools. Cal, New Mexico State, Oregon, Idaho, Arizona and UNLV have also been in contract with the speedy cover man from the Bay Area, but he said Washington is where he wants to be.

"I might still take some other visits," Murchison said, mentioning that he still hasn't set up his official visit to Montlake yet. "I'm pretty sure I'm going to go to Washington. Even if I schedule other visits, I'll let Washington know I'm just taking them to take them."

So is the commitment solid?

"I would say I'm committed to Washington," Murchison said matter-of-factly.

Murchison was recruited by Stanford out of high school, when Washington head coach Tyrone Willingham was in charge of the Cardinal, but according to Murchison, "My grades were good, but not Stanford good."

So he decided to head to community college to play ball and get his degree, but little did he know he would impress the various coaching staffs on the west coast.

"After I started playing well, the coaching staffs from some of the schools started contacting me and seeing what I was about," Murchison said. "I was a full qualifier out of high school, but I just didn't get the interest. Now I am."

Murchison also has some Husky ties as he played his high school ball with Husky cornerback Matt Fountaine.

"We played together during high school at Bishop O'Dowd," Murchison said. "We were friends back then, but I lost my phone and changed my number and so I've lost contact with a bunch of people and Matt is one of them.

"I did talk to him his first year there and he said he really liked Washington and that he loved being a Husky."

On the season, Murchison said he has two interceptions, 14 pass breakups and "a bunch of tackles, but I'm not sure how many."

At 6-0, 184 pounds, he is a player who likes to throw his body around.

"I love to hit people," Murchison said. "I can cover well and they know I can pick it to if I have to. If I had to choose between a big hit and interception I would say I would want the interception because it gives our offense the ball back. It's a tough choice, but you have to help your team first."

Murchison claims a 4.31 forty, 405 bench and a 37-inch vertical. He's explosive and loves to play the game hard every play.

"I love to be physical and play hard every play," Murchison said. "I can read my keys well and read routes well so that helps me a lot."

Murchison will graduate in December and will have three years to play two.

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