Even though Seattle (Wash.) O'Dea defensive back Taylor Mays walked away away with Nike camp MVP honors following the Stanford camp, it was close with Las Vegas (Nev.) Bishop Gorman running back Demarco Murray finishing a very close second. Murray is the top back in the West region and has 10 schools he's considering right now.
Murray, 6-1, 185 pounds is one of the nation's most explosive football players and showed it at Stanford. He clocked a 4.52 in the 40 on a surface that would have likely been a a low 4.4 anywhere else. He also jumped 33 inches in the vertical and did 13 reps on the bench.
As good as he tested, Murray looked even better in the position and one on one drills. Murray is just a great open field runner and might be the most elusive back in the country. He's a true game breaker and a threat to score from anywhere on the field. Murray can start and stop a dime and them seems to hit full stride in just a few steps.
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Murray rushed for 1,271 yards and 12 touchdowns as a junior following up a sophomore season that saw him rush for 1,395 yards and 17 scores.
On the recruiting front, Murray has now hit the 30 offer mark and has 10 schools he's currently looking at and all have offered.
"In no order, Demarco likes Florida State, USC, Oklahoma, Texas A&M, Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, LSU, Miami and Penn State," Bishop head coach Dave White said. "The plan is for Demarco to take some unofficial visits over the summer but we're still not sure which ones he'll be visiting. After he takes some of these visits, he should be able to have his list narrowed down by the start of school in the fall."