With offers from North Carolina and Stanford, recruitment is sure to pick up for Alameen Murphy. The cornerback from Fort Washington (Md.) Friendly was caught off guard by one of his offers.
"I got the North Carolina offer around June and I just received the Stanford offer two weeks ago," said the 5-foot-11, 170-pound Murphy. "I don't really know too much about North Carolina just yet. I schedule a visit during my spring break to go there so I can learn more about them.
"The Stanford offer surprised me," he said. "They came to the school and we talked. A couple days later my coach told me to call the Stanford coach and he told me I have an offer. I know they place a big emphasis on academics. They're almost an Ivy League school. That really intrigues me a lot."
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There are a few other schools that Murphy is in touch with.
"I know UCLA wants me to come to their camp," said Murphy. "I've been talking to Vanderbilt for a while now and I know they want me to come down. I was planning on going to Maryland's junior day but I wasn't able to go but I did watch their game against Duke because my sister goes there."
As for his offseason plans, Murphy has an idea of where he wants to go.
"I plan on taking a few visits to some SEC schools," he said. "I went to some ACC schools last summer. More than likely I'll go to Alabama, Vanderbilt, Tennessee and a couple schools like that. If I can get out to the west coast, I'll probably go to a couple camps out there"
It is still early for Murphy to be thinking about how to pick his school but he is sure of one thing.
"I'm not really sure how I'm going to decide yet," Murphy said. "My family will be very instrumental during this process and picking my school but I'm not really worried about that right now. I'm focused on keeping my grades up and making my team better so we can win the state championship."
Murphy helped Friendly to a 6-5 record last season.