Las Vegas Bishop Gorman five-star running back Demarco Murray knows that he's a wanted man. It's for him to see that he is one of the most coveted running backs in the nation, and if you have any doubts just check out his list of people calling him every week.
"I've been talking to coach (Greg) Burns and coach T-Mac (Todd McNair) from USC a lot," Murray, the nation's No. 1 all-purpose back and No. 18 player overall, said.
"I hear from coach (Urban) Meyer and coach (Stan) Drayton. Coach (Bob) Stoops from Oklahoma, coach (Dan) Werner from Miami, and coach (Stan) Eggen from Texas A&M call me, too. And I talk to coaches from Penn State, Louisville and South Carolina.
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"I enjoy talking to all of those coaches. They get me real pumped up for their teams and for me to get to college and play. So, I just enjoy hearing from them."
It makes you wonder if Murray, though, has any time for anything but talking on the phone. But the good thing is that he's a football player first and foremost and he showed again this past weekend why he's one of the nation's elite prospects.
"We had a game on Friday against Durango, one of our big rivals," Murray said. "We won 72-13, so it went pretty good. I had 13 carries for 272 yards and four touchdowns. Plus, I took an interception 70-yards for a touchdown. So I played pretty good. "
Murray said he was originally scheduled to visit Oklahoma this weekend, but there has been a change of plans.
"I'm taking that visit when they play Baylor (October 22nd) for homecoming," he said.
The big question on Sooner fans minds is how the season has helped or hurt OU's chances with the 6-foot, 183-pounder.
"Their season is effecting the way I look (at Oklahoma) in a way," he said. "I know they're young and improving, but it does effect how I look at them a little. So I guess, it does, but it doesn't at the same time.
"I want to play for a winner, so that's going to be something I look hard at over the next few months. Is Oklahoma going to get better or still struggle?"
Miami also has a visit scheduled for October 27, but Murray said he's likely going to have to re-work that visit, also.
"I think I'm going to change my visit to Miami," he said. "I'm not sure which weekend I'm going to change it to, but I'm probably still going to visit."
Florida, Michigan, Texas A&M, USC and South Carolina have been the teams linked most with Murray over the past few months, but he said a new team has kind of peaked his interest.
"I'm starting to gain a little interest in Penn State," he said. "I don't know if I'm going to visit them or anything, but I talk to their coaches and they tell me about the school. I've been watching them play and how they play offense and defense. They're doing pretty good. So I'm kind of looking to them a little bit. Not too much, but I don't know."