Nedrow (N.Y.) Onondaga Central running back Latavius Murray made a decision yesterday. The 6-foot-3, 215-pounder made a surprise commitment. Who did he pick?
"I committed to Central Florida yesterday," he said. "I just thought it was the best situation for me and I like what they are doing. My family, mom and dad agreed and I ran with it.
"I called and talked to all the coaches, especially coach O'Leary. He was happy and excited that I'm going to be on board next year."
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Murray visited Central Florida over a month ago for an official visit. He committed to them over offers from Boston College, Connecticut, Maryland and Syracuse.
"I just felt comfortable there out of all the places I went to and that's all I needed to make my decision," he said. "I thought they have a vision for me and I wanted to follow through with that. I like they Kevin Smith is there and it's a win-win for me. If he leaves it's a chance for me to step right in and play, and if he stays I can learn under a pro back. It's also good that he's creating a lot of recognition at the running back spot there.
"As for the coaches, I liked all of them. They are real down-to-earth guys that were honest from the beginning. I felt like I developed a great relationship with them."
The three-star prospect is relieved to be done with the process.
"I'm happy about the decision I made and didn't want to go anywhere else."