June 25, 2006

Murphy decision on hold

Hoover High School defensive lineman Kerry Murphy was expected to make a public announcement about his college decision this week but the 6-foot-5, 315-pound tackle had a change of plans. One change is that Miami recently offered and while the Hurricanes have made a strong push for Murphy, the leader for his signature remains the same.

"My plans have changed because I want to take a trip to Miami before I make a decision. They have been recruiting me hard and their staff asked me to come for an unofficial before I decide. I've never been to Miami so I told them I would although I haven't set the exact date," Murphy said. "Alabama, Auburn and Miami are my final three. All are recruiting me equally hard and showing a lot of interest. Auburn is really going the extra mile.

"Alabama is still my favorite and has been since they offered but I want to be fair and look at Auburn and Miami since they have recruited me so hard. Alabama will be tough to beat but I want to make sure I'm not just making an emotional decision but the best choice for my career."

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