Introducing Gabe Murphy
Gabe Murphy #72
Gabe Murphy #72
Southwest Recruiting Analyst
Posted Mar 6, 2012
Jason Jewell


Not many prospects will match the size of Phoenix (Az.) Shadow Mountain offensive tackle Gabe Murphy. Here is a Q & A with the mammoth from North Phoenix...

Not many prospects will match the size of Phoenix (Az.) Shadow Mountain offensive tackle Gabe Murphy. Here is a Q & A with the mammoth from North Phoenix...

Scout.com: What is your official height and weight?
Murphy:
"6-8 350."

What is your greatest football memory?
"My school going to the playoffs in the 2010 after 20 plus years."

What are your goals for the upcoming season?
"To become the best offensive lineman, have better foot work, become twice as strong and to get out there so that every college knows who I am."

How are you preparing for the upcoming season? Will you attend any camps this summer?
"Training every day, weight training, speed training and yoga. I will be attending camps this summer; Junior Rank Diamond Flight Camp in March, Nike SPARQ Combine in Long Beach California and the Under Armor Combine. My football team at Shadow Mountain will also be going to a camp in Flagstaff, AZ over the summer as well."

What aspect of your game have you really worked hard to improve? What area would you like to keep improving on?
"My speed and footwork. Strength."

Who are some of your teammates that people need to watch out for?
"Gena Adams."

Name one teammate you really respect and why?
"Gena Adams because he works hard and it shows."

What are your goals regarding playing football in college?
"To get a full ride four-year scholarship to a Division 1 school."

Who is currently recruiting you? Do you have any offers yet?
"I just got a letter from Michigan State. No, not yet."

Would you consider staying in state to play in college?
"Yes, to play for ASU."

What would your top 5 college choices be?
"University of Oregon, Arizona State University, Ohio State, USC and Alabama."

Who is the best player you ever played against? Why?
"The defensive end fron Chaparral High School (Dylan Cozens). He was fast, strong and a great opponent."

Name one opponent who you really respect and why?
"Cozens, because I could tell he had some great skill and team work."

What are your best max lifts in the bench, squat, power clean and 40 yard dash?
"Bench- 325, squat- 465, power clean- 265 and 40 Yard Dash- 5.8 flat."

What are your strengths and weaknesses as a player?
"My strength would be in pass blocking. I don’t feel like I have a weakness, but I need to work on speed and footwork,"

Who is your favorite athlete and why?
"Troy Polamalu because he is a beast, strong and hardworking."

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?
“Pain is weakness leaving the body” –My father who is a Marine
“Never Give up on your dreams if you work hard enough they will happen.”- My Mother

Tell us what can we expect from your team this season?
"We are going to set another school record for Shadow Mountain Football, and change the football reputation for our school because we have a lot of talent."

What can a college program expect from you as a player?
"They can expect someone who never gives up on their goals, a well rounded offensive lineman and I’m always striving to learn and improve my skills as a football player."

What is your GPA and SAT/ACT score?
"3.0 last semester. I haven’t taken the SAT yet."

What will the main factors be when you choose a school?
"What they have to offer academically and the reputation of the football program. As well as the reputation of the school, teachers and coaches."


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