Nedrow (N.Y.) Onondaga Central running back Latavius Murray has landed his first scholarship offer. Who pulled the trigger on offering the 6-foot-3, 215-pound Rivals250 to watch member?
"Syracuse has offered and they are the only one I know of right now," he stated. "I'm still keeping my options open, but they have a chance if I want to stay close to home. They are building and working hard to get the program back running."
The offer from the Orangemen came recently after Murray sent out film to schools.
"I got my film out and I'm getting in more contact with schools," he said. "Virginia, Michigan, Pittsburgh, Florida, Penn State, Ohio State, North Carolina and others have been sending mail.
"My favorites are Florida and Michigan. I grew up liking Florida. The environment is great and I was born down there. I went to Michigan a lot too since Mike Hart came from here. I'm real close to him and speak with him regularly. He's not stressing me to go there though, he tells me about going to any school really. I do like Michigan though because they create good players."
Plenty of colleges are taking an interest in the Empire State back. What is he looking for out of a college?
"I just want somewhere that'll help me out in the long run education wise and athletically," he said. "Even if I don't go to the pros, I want somewhere that'll benefit me. I also want a good environment, program and coaches."
On his way to all-county, division and state honors, Murray ran for 2,017 yards and 32 touchdowns.