Trip report: Jordan Murchison

Early playing time is a very attractive offer for any football recruit, but it's even more important for junior college players. City College of San Francisco CB Jordan Murchison is a player who committed to the Huskies relatively early in the process and he finally got to see the University of Washington up close and personal this past weekend when he took his official visit to Montlake.

"It went really well," Murchison told Dawgman.com. "One of the highlights was that I had a lot of one-on-one time with coach (Tyrone) Willingham. He was telling me what he expected out of me, about the program and how it was going to get turned around and everything. The city is great. The city is beautiful."

His host on the trip was QB Isaiah Stanback and Murchison said he enjoyed his time with the Huskies on-field leader.

"I liked Isaiah. He's a real good guy," Murchison said of the senior-to-be. "He was talking about why he was at Washington. He was talking about the people. He was talking about next year and how he's excited about it. He's from Seattle and I was glad I got someone who was from Seattle.

"I was just hanging out with Isaiah, we were just relaxing. I didn't get to go the basketball game (vs. Eastern Washington on Friday night) because I was doing some other stuff with the football coaches, but I had a lot of fun."

Murchison, a mid-year transfer who will have three years to play two, will sign his letter-of-intent to play for the Huskies on Wednesday (December 21st) and plans to be enrolled for classes in early January. Even though he committed to the Husky coaching staff back in October, schools continued to show interest in the Juco playmaker, but he said he's solid on the Huskies.

"I talked to my coach a long time ago and he asked me how solid I was on Washington," Murchison said, claiming lots of interest Arizona and Oregon State. "I was like ‘I'm pretty solid' and he was like ‘There are some other Pac 10 schools showing a lot of interest', but if I'm solid on Washington then he was going to put another player onto a team."

Murchison and his CCSF teammates had a great season, but lost a heartbreaker to Grossmont 41-38 in their final game and it was a tough loss to swallow.

"It was pretty disappointing," a resigned Murchison said. "Our team really put our heart into the game – the coaching staff and the whole team. To come out and play with a lot of errors, we know we're better than that and it was a shame that we played like that on the big stage. We had seven turnovers and two interceptions returned for touchdowns. It was just a real emotional game and we wished it turned out different."

Now he has a new team to focus on and he had a parting shot for Husky fans.

"I'm just really excited about heading up to Washington," Murchison said. "They are recruiting really well. They've got a nice running back and they got a lot of guys who will come out and play right away."

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