But it’s been all-out blitz this week by Washington and Texas A&M in pursuit of one of the more dynamic two-way players to ever come through Saguaro’s powerhouse program.
On Tuesday, Washington coaches made an in-home visit, after watching Murphy’s basketball game that night.
Texas A&M will be at Murphy’s basketball game Friday night, then visit him afterwards, according to football coach Jason Mohns.
Mohns said that Murphy is considering a visit to Southern California soon, but no date has been set. USC this week made interim coach Clay Helton the permanent coach.
USC is playing Stanford on Saturday in the Pac-12 championship game.
Murphy said during the high school season that he was a package deal with Harry, with whom he took official visits to Washington, Texas A&M and ASU.
Harry and Lucas announced their commitment to ASU a week apart during the state playoffs.
During that time, Murphy said that he was going to choose among ASU, Washington and Texas A&M. But USC now is back in the picture.
Murphy isn’t tipping his hand which way he is leaning.
Murphy, 6 foot, 175 pounds, topped last year’s All-Arizona season with 88 catches for 1,733 yards and 21 touchdowns, leading Saguaro to the Division II state championship. He also had seven interceptions with 178 yards in returns, two fumble recoveries, three caused fumbles, and eight passes defensed.
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