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."
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."