The Michigan coaching staff has been attacking the state of Texas hard during spring evaluation. During the coaching staffs time in the Lone Star state, The Wolverines have offered numerous prospects and have visited tons of high schools. One of the prospects that the coaching staff offered was 2017 Missouri City, TX (Elkins) three-star outside linebacker Kenneth Murray. Michigan is currently one of his top offers that he has.
The under-the-radar prospect from Texas has offers from Houston, Kansas, UTSA, Texas State, Baylor, North Texas, New Mexico, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, and with more expected to come. The Michigan coaching staff decided to offer the rising prospect back in April.
“I think it’s a great program, love what they have going after I talked to Coach Patridge and Coach Harbaugh and I really like the program,” Murray mentioned about Michigan. “I was excited that Coach Partridge offered me right after a scrimmage at my school, so I was really excited. I called Coach Partridge that night and sat down with my dad and talked about all the great things they have to offer and where I fit in there system.”
Despite, Murray being some what of an unknown prospect nationally and even in the state of Texas. He really impressed Michigan Linebackers Coach Chris Partridge at his high school’s scrimmage. However, he is also receiving interest from programs like Texas and Florida.
“I expect them to keep recruiting me hard like they are now throughout the process,” Murray said about the Michigan coaching staff. “I talked to Coach Harbaugh and Don Brown yesterday and this morning just checking up on me making sure I’m doing well. Coach Patridge I seen Thursday, Coach Harbaugh and Coach Brown said they will be down to see me in the next couple of weeks.”
The Wolverines have planned quite a few satellite camps in the state of Texas this summer, in cities like Houston, Dallas, and a few more. Well, Murray plans to attend the Houston satellite camp and hang out and talk with the coaching staff. Not to mention, but he also plans to head up north to Ann Arbor for a visit over the summer.
“I plan to go to the satellite camp at Houston, the one that the Michigan coaching staff is hosting this summer. It’s not set in stone, but most likely if I don’t have anything on my schedule for that day. However, I will be visiting Michigan in the summer, but no set dates right now.”
As of right now, Murray has no leaders or schools that are sticking out in his recruitment. He wants to enjoy his recruiting process and take things kind of slow, just to make sure he makes the best choice for him. However, the three-star outside linebacker has some family and connections to the state of Michigan.
“I don’t have any leaders at this moment, I am just enjoying the process. Also, no commitment date set. I do have some family members that live up in Detroit, that’s about it. I know they’re big Michigan fans and want me to go to Michigan, but they want me to enjoy the process and our excited for me.”
Of all the factors that Murray is evaluating, having that type regard for his future coaches at the next level and having a place that feels like home might be the most important ones.
“Relationships with the coaches and a place I feel like is home, will be the biggest factors in my recruitment.”
The Michigan coaching staff has shown a lot of interest in the talented Lone Star state outside linebacker and have recruited him like a top-target. If the coaching staff keeps up their pursuit of Murray, I think they will land an unknown gem in the state of Texas.
– Shane Kinnee (Senior Editor)