Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Marcus Murphy





MARCUS MURPHY



Fr., TB, 5-9, 170, DeSoto, Texas (DeSoto HS)







An elusive multipurpose back who made an impact in numerous ways for his high school program … Is credited with having sure hands, electric speed and great vision, and those traits suited him well as he racked up big numbers on offense, as well as in the return game during his prep career … Ranked by Rivals.com as the nation’s No. 13 all-purpose back, and as the No. 55 overall prospect at any position to come out of the state of Texas … Ranked by Scout.com as the nation’s No. 88 running back talent, while ESPN.com puts him as the nation’s No. 90 running back prospect … Was a two-time District 11-5A offensive most valuable player and team captain … Ran for 1,410 yards and 19 touchdowns as a senior, while catching 35 passes out of the backfield for 653 yards and 8 more touchdowns … Accounted for 23 total touchdowns as a junior in 2008, as he ran for 1,274 yards and 17 scores, while adding 41 catches for 524 yards and 6 touchdowns … Started as a cornerback as a sophomore and also ran for 187 yards and 3 touchdowns in spot duty on offense … A speedster who was part of district champion 4x100 and 4x200 relay teams in track … High school coach – Claude Mathis … Parents – William & Tonnette Murphy … Lists hobbies as working out, listening to music and playing sports … Chose Mizzou over Mississippi, Minnesota, Kansas, Iowa State, Utah and Northwestern, among others.