Five-star running back Demarco Murray (6-1, 190, 4.37) and his Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman were defeated in their opener against an always tough Las Vegas, Nev., squad 30-19. Murray and his teammates won't hang their heads for long.
Murray rushed for 35 yards on nine carries and caught two for 89 yards and a touchdown. His receiving touchdown went for 17-yards.
Murray has received phone calls from school's coast-to-coast.
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Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Miami, Florida, South Carolina, Michigan, Louisville, Washington State and USC are some of the schools that have called since September 1st.
Murray has two visits set one to Oklahoma on September 30th when the Sooners play Kansas State and Miami on October 27th when the Canes take on North Carolina.
"I also know that I will visit USC and Florida," Murray said. "The last visit I will keep open but it will probably be Michigan or Texas A&M."
"The four schools that I have chosen to visit are all on the same terms as far as being favorite school," Murray said. "Then of course Michigan and Texas A&M are there too."
What is Murray looking for in a school?
"I want to fit in with the coaching staff," Murray said. "I want to play for a program where there is a good relationship with the coaches and players. I also want an opportunity to play as a freshman."
Murray is the complete back who epitomizes the term double threat. Not only is he a threat to take score wherever he touches the football but he is excellent catching the football out of the backfield.
In 2004, Murray rushed for 1,271 yards and 12 touchdowns while averaging 9.1 yards per rush. He also caught 21 passes for 235 yards.
As a sophomore, he rushed for 1,395 yards and 17 touchdowns while he averaged 9.3 yards per rush. He also had 12 receptions for 297 yards and three scores through the air.
Murray is a terrific all-around athlete who starts for the Silver State's No. 1 basketball team and the team that is ranked 30th in the nation. He plays both guard and forward for Bishop Gorman.
In an earlier interview with Rivals.com Bishop Gorman coach David White had this to say about his talented running back.
"Demarco's athleticism combines fluid moves and a second burst which allows him to be able to score on any play. He was our leading rusher and receiver and he will play a variety of positions on both offense and defense."
Murray is a member of the Rivals.com Rivals100 team for the class of 2006 and is rates as the nation's No. 18 prospect at any position. He is also ranked by Rivals.com as the No.1 all-purpose back in the country.
Murray is also a member of the Rivals.com preseason Nevada Top 10 team and ranks as the Silver State's No. 1 prospect at any position.