2008 running back Latavius Murray out of Nedrow (N.Y.) Onondaga Central is already a stud sophomore prospect. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder with 4.64-second speed stepped up in his first season on varsity according to Onondaga Central head coach Bill Spicer.
"We actually moved Chris Hart out to wide receiver because Latavius was playing so well," he said. "In eight and a half games at running back he finished the season with 212 carries for 1,609 yards and 14 touchdowns. He ended up being named second team all-county, first team all-division and first team all-state."
Spicer went on to talk about his star running back's abilities on the field.
"He's got great vision and his ability to get up and through the hole is tremendous," he said. "He's got a great one cut move and doesn't jive all over the place and sit in the hole too long. He came on the field and watching him you wouldn't have believed this was his first year. He also picked up knowledge of our offense tremendously fast. I really think he's going to be a good one and has the potential to be the next Mike Hart."
Murray has already received interest from a handful of schools.
"He's starting to get letters from Syracuse, Boston College and Rutgers among others," he said. "It's just a matter of time before more schools jump on board. I think there is also a chance he could play basketball in college, but he'll have to make that decision when it comes."