Nixa (MO) running back discusses his top four and when a decision could come…
Murphy In Demand
Nixa (MO) running back Alec Murphy is one of the top prospects in the state of Missouri, and his offer sheet is indicative of that. He took the time to speak with Scout about his recruitment and a few schools coming at him the hardest. "Recruiting has went very well," he said. "I've had a lot of contact with Purdue and Mississippi State. They are the two schools reaching out to me the most. Illinois is up there as well." "I have nine offers, all from great schools," Murphy added. "They're all great options. I will be hitting up some camps over the summer." Murphy shared what his camp schedule may look like for the summer. "I will be attending the Sound Mind Sound Body camp in Detroit, Michigan," he revealed. "Missouri invited me to their camp and since it's so close I will be doing that next weekend. I haven't decided on camps at any out-of-state schools but if I attend any it will be after the month of June." The three-star from Nixa shared his thoughts on the two schools pursuing him the most aggressively. "Purdue is a great program," Murphy stated. "They're great people. I can tell they're very genuine. I need to see the campus and if it's right for me. I want to know if the environment is a fit for me and if it feels like home." "It's the same thing with Mississippi State," he continued. "They're great people as well. I love the coaches and the players. It felt pretty comfortable there. I can't say it's the one, yet. I want to see some other schools that have offered and see if I get the feeling of "this is it" for me. I want to see if it's the right school for me for the next four years and if I'll come out of there with my master's or bachelor's degree." Other programs have a chance to enter the mix as well and are not out of it for the standout from Missouri. "I've had a lot of contact with Iowa as well," Murphy pointed out. "I'm hoping for more from Michigan, too. Iowa State has reached out quite a bit too but I've heard from Iowa a bit more at this point." The Hawkeyes and Illini are in position to make an impact in his recruitment. "I went to Iowa on a visit earlier on," Murphy shared. "It was cold and in the middle of a blizzard. The research I've done them is impressive. Their staff has been together for about 14 years so they obviously know what they're doing and they're great people. It's a program that likes to run the ball. That's music to my ears because that's my specialty. I love to hear that. I really like them." "The coaching staff at Illinois is spectacular. They've come to see me at my school and spoke to my coach. They've been to see me multiple times and are so respectful to me and the people around me. Illinois is definitely a place I like." Besides the camp at Missouri, Murphy would like to check out a few other schools over the summer. "I definitely want to go to Purdue," he told Scout. "I have the camp in Detroit and speaking with Coach Freeman from Purdue, I think I may visit them on the way back. I might check out Illinois and Iowa on my way back to Missouri as well. It'd be great to hit them all at once. It would be more effective that way and help me out financially, and it would relieve a lot of the exhaustion that occurs by taking trip after trip."
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