Monday, September 23, 2013
The Early Offer: Meet Tyler Murphy
By Jeremy Crabtree
The Early Offer is RecruitingNation's latest feature, giving you a daily dose of recruiting in the mornings. Today's offerings: When Florida recruited Tyler Murphy it knew he was an effective dual-threat quarterback, and now it’s his job to lead the Gators through the rest of the SEC schedule; the Under Armour All-America Game is right around the corner and the roster is loaded again for the Class of 2014; Tennessee lost to Florida Saturday, but also received big recruiting news from the Class 2015.
Tyler Murphy has tools to work with
Tyler Murphy will lead Florida the rest of the season after an injury to Jeff Driskel.
Florida received crushing news when quarterback Jeff Driskel broke his lower right leg against Tennessee, an injury that will force him to miss the rest of the season. Enter Murphy, who was 8-of-14 for 134 yards and a touchdown and also rushed for a score to help Florida pull away from Tennessee. While he doesn’t have Driskel’s skill set , if you take a look at what the scouting report was on Murphy when he was a three-star recruit, you can see there are some good tools to work with. “He is a very efficient ball handler and overall is highly productive in a dual threat role, particularly on the ground,” the scouting report said. “He reads the defense quickly and is a decisive runner who gets north quickly. Very mobile and throws accurately on the run with good touch and zip.”
Under Armour All-Americans recognized
We’re little more than three months away from Under Armour All-America Game on Jan. 2 (ESPN, 4 p.m. ET) at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla., and players selected to play in the game are being presented with honorary game jerseys as part of the American Family Insurance Selection Tour. The tour has already made several stops and the honor of playing in the nation’s most prestigious high school football All-America game is just starting to sink in with many players. “It’s a great honor,” Alabama quarterback David Cornwell (Norman, Okla./North) said. “I’m blessed to play in this game, and am really looking forward to the speed of this game and the legacy that comes with it. It’s a great opportunity, and I’m looking forward to playing with great players.” Here is a link to the roster.
Nice consolation price for Vols Tennessee suffered a disappointing loss Saturday, but not all the news was bad this weekend for the Vols. Tennessee secured a commitment from three-star 2015 receiver Preston Williams of Lovejoy (Ga.) High School. The 6-foot-4, 185-pound Williams picked the Vols over offers from Florida State, Miami, Alabama, Auburn, Clemson, Oklahoma and others. The Vols have gotten off to a great start for 2015 with commitments from five players, including four from the ESPN Junior 300 list.