Quarterback recruiting has been the hot topic of Texas’ offseason. Steve Sarkisian is going after elite-level signal-callers. However, there has been one quarterback solid since his commitment in February – Maalik Murphy.
Having five-star status when he originally announced he would be heading to Austin, Murphy was recently bumped down to a four-star on the 247Sports composite. Rankings have not slowed down Murphy’s progress though. He was Serra’s starting quarterback after sitting as a sophomore, improving as the season went on.
Even when he arrives on campus in January 2022, Murphy’s development will continue to be the main focus. Seeing the California native on the field for competitive minutes early in his college career is rather unlikely. Sarkisian will use his quarterback expertise to take Murphy’s raw skill and mold him into an eventual starter.
On Sunday, Murphy was out displaying his talents again at a RivalsCamp on the west coast. OrangeBlood’s Jason Suchomel posted Twitter clips of the Texas commit. You can watch the videos below:
Texas is the only school on Murphy’s official visit schedule on June 18. Before the NCAA lifted the recruiting dead period, he was able to see Austin on a self-guided tour. Now, he will be able to interact with the coaching staff face to face.
A plethora of uncommitted prospects will be in town during the same weekend. Murphy is one of the leaders of the class. He will be hoping to sell some of the nation’s top prospects on the vision he sees as well.