Murphy is one of California's best

After a solid freshman season, Santa Rosa DE Kyle Murphy (6-4, 260) is on pace to be one of the top JUCO players recruited out of northern California. caught up with the gifted defender and he updated us on how he ended up with the Bear Cubs after a standout high school career at Cardinal Newman High School...

"I wasn't really recruited out of high school," Murphy told recently. "I was a little on the smaller side most of my time there, so I didn't get a lot of people looking at me, so coming to Santa Rosa was what I wanted to do because I wanted to keep playing."

As a freshman in 2007, Murphy notched 46 tackles, seven sacks and two forced fumbles while playing opposite Donnie Pritchett who ended up signing with Fresno State.

"We had a good thing going on defense last year," Murphy said. "We all were competitive with each other and if one guy made a play, the other guy wanted to as well.

"It definitely made us better."

As far as recruiting is concerned, Murphy hasn't had anyone contact him yet, but that doesn't mean he hasn't thought about where he would like to go.

"I'm definitely looking for a school with a winning tradition," Murphy said. "I'm used to winning everywhere I've played ball at and I want to play for a winning program.

"Other than that I want to go to a solid program with a good fanbase who really is into the program and their success."

Murphy was a full-qualifier out of high school so he can leave at any time, but he noted that he will sign December and he'll have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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