February 25, 2013

Murphy's UNC impression increases

North Carolina got a chance to spend some time with Marietta (Ga.) Lassiter cornerback Christopher Murphy over the weekend.

The Tar Heels have already offered Murphy, and the visit over the weekend helped boost UNC in his mind.

"It went well. We spent most of the day there. We got to spend a bunch of time with Coach Dan Disch and Coach Larry Fedora and got a chance to speak with some of the recruits," said Murphy.
"Really, I was just asking them a bunch of questions about the defense and learn even more about what they have to offer. I really liked everything I saw. It really boosted my impression of UNC even more after this visit."

The 5'10", 175-pound defensive back is going to keep his schedule clear at least until spring practices start in March, but he did anticipate a return visit to Chapel Hill.

"I'll probably go back to UNC in the spring, maybe. It depends. I don't have any other visits set. I don't think I'm going to take any more visits until spring practice starts," said Murphy.

Murphy plays his high school football in the heart of SEC country but has only received one offer from an SEC school to this point.

However, he has plenty of options at this stage of the game and will probably garner more as the process continues.

"I have 12 offers right now from UNC, Vanderbilt, Purdue, Virginia, Oklahoma State, Connecticut, West Virginia and Missouri and others," said Murphy.

Along with the schools Murphy mentioned he also has offers from Indiana, Utah, Wake Forest and North Carolina State.

Murphy, like everyone, has strengths and weaknesses. He discussed with us what he likes about his game and what he hopes to improve upon.

"I would say some of my strengths are my speed and my off-man coverage. Something I would like to improve on are my press-man coverage because I don't really play it that much."

With so many recruits visiting Chapel Hill during a massive Junior Day, it was a good opportunity to meet a few potential teammates.

"They were good guys. There were a lot of good players out there at the Junior Day," said Murphy. "I'm just looking for a school that has good academics and coaches that will take care of me and allow me to succeed at the next level."

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