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National champions offer Murphy

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Kyle Murphy does not know much about the Auburn football program yet but the San Clemente, Calif., offensive tackle is going to do some research because the Tigers offered him during lunch on Tuesday.
It's another big offer for the 6-foot-6, 255-pound prospect who is included in the Rivals 250 to watch list.
"I'm just kind of taking it all in," Murphy said. "It seems like since the New Year started I've been getting offers every week. I don't really know too much about (Auburn) because they're all the way out in Alabama but I know it's a good program because they just won the national championship. I'm going to look into them more for sure.
"I don't have any preference on location now. I'm just going to find a school where I think I fit in and the school that is right for me."
USC also recently offered Murphy and the local prospect said it was one he was waiting for throughout his recruitment. He recently took an unofficial visit to meet with some coaches and soon after the Trojans got on his offer sheet.
"It's definitely a big one," Murphy said of USC. "It was definitely one I was hoping for. I am pretty excited about it.
"I know they were talking about they liked what they saw on film and they wanted me to come up so I went for an unofficial on Sunday and gave them some film and talked to them for a little bit and went over some o-line schemes. I guess they liked me in person and thought I'd be a good fit for them."
It's getting busier and busier for Murphy, who now has offers from Auburn, USC, Cale, Duke, Michigan, Notre Dame, SMU, Stanford, UCLA and Washington.
The San Clemente standout plans to visit Stanford for its junior day this weekend and Cal for its junior day in two weeks.
A decision is not expected soon though. Murphy said he'd like to prolong things until next season so he can take some official visits and then make his college choice.
"I think I'm going to wait until next year so I can take some official visits," Murphy said. "I kind of want to slow down the process and then figure out where I want to go."
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