Greensboro, North Carolina defensive end Myles Murphy (6-foot-6, 280 pounds) announced his top five Tuesday night. His focus moving forward will be on South Carolina, North Carolina, LSU, Florida and Alabama. Gamecock recruiters Travaris Robinson and Kyle Krantz were by his school Tuesday and their work has put the Gamecocks in a good spot with him.
“They offered me a couple of months ago when I first started to get offers and they’ve been showing me a lot of love,” Murphy said. “They’ve always been in the picture. They showed me that I can be a centerpiece of what they’re doing and showed me I can lead the way if I went there. I can just take over if I went there, be a dominating player. They say they like my speed and strength and my motor.”
Murphy said he’s used strictly as a pass rushing defensive end. Despite his current size, he doesn’t expect to move inside because he plans to drop 10-20 pounds before getting to college.
Murphy made an unofficial visit to South Carolina in February. He has set an official visit with the Gamecocks for May 31.
“I want to see how they can develop me with academics so if I don’t go to the league, can I make sure I get a good degree,” he said. “Make sure I get a good education.”
He also has an official visit to Alabama set for June 14. He plans to take official visits to the other three this summer and make a decision later in the summer. He grew up an LSU fan but that’s not a factor with his decision. Of his final five, Murphy said USC and North Carolina have been recruiting him the hardest. He’s also been unofficially to Chapel Hill.