Byron Murphy II

Defensive Tackle
6′1″ / 274 lbs
DeSoto, TX
Class of 2021
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Byron Murphy DT 2021


12 days ago by Grayson Grundhoefer
Recruiting Notes of the Week - 3/23
3/23Baylor has been sending out quite a few new offers since the dead period began. Two of the names who earned offers were 2021 wide receiver Jerand Bradley and 2021 defensive back Tyreek Chappell.Texas Tech commit Jerand Bradley (Plano, TX/John Paul II) had been patiently waiting on this offer for a while now."It was nice to get that offer. They'd been recruiting me for a long time and Coach Juice Johnson has been recruiting me since he was at UH."The four star receiver has built a good relationship with Coach Johnson since his time at Houston and has stayed connected with him since he moved to Baylor. Coach Jonson has also been getting him in contact with Baylor's wide receiver Coach, Jorge Munoz."I like the move to Baylor, BU is a great spot for him. Coach Munoz said he liked everything about my style of play. He said I had similar film to the guys he coached at LSU."That comment about being similar to the LSU players was something Bradley paid a lot of attention to."I really liked the receivers they had at LSU and it felt very good hearing him say that. Made me feel like my hard work is paying off. They had an unbelievable season."The 6'5, 200-pound wide receiver committed early to Texas Tech and that commitment remains solid as of today." I am solid with Texas Tech right now. I committed early because of the family feel I get every time I visit, the coaching staff will help me on and off the field, and I've loved to watch Tech growing up."He is unsure about a visit to Baylor currently, "With my commitment to Tech. I'll have to talk to my family", he said.Bradley has offers from Arizona State, Purdue, Wisconsin, Nebraska, and Iowa State among others.Another offer that went out this week was to cornerback Tyreek Chappell (Philadelphia, PA/Northeast)."I really love Baylor I been waiting for the offer I'm very happy. I love everything about Baylor, their style of coaching, how aggressive they are on the field."Obviously there was a lot for the 5'11, 173-pound cornerback to love about Baylor but there was also a lot that the Baylor coaching staff loved about him."They like that I'm explosive off the ball, I'm fast and can play both sides of the ball."Right now he is still weighing all of his options for schools and has been hearing from a ton but location will not play a role in his recruitment. He does however have some things he needs to see at the school he chooses."I'm looking for a great business program great academics and a great relationship with all the coaches."Look for him to potentially visit after the dead period but right now he is set on taking his time with his 23 offers and other offers which will continue to come in.3/24Baylor's newest offer on the defensive line for the 2021 class is DeSoto's Byron Murphy II. Last year at The Opening he posted a score of 95.79 which included a 5.09 40-time, a 31.3-inch vertical, a 4.66-shuttle, and a 38-foot power ball at 6'0, 276 pounds. On the season the three-star defensive tackle had 98 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles, and a touchdown. He was a 6A first-team all-state selection.What did you think about earning the Baylor offer?I was really exited and happy, I had been waiting on this offer for long time!Who on staff has been talking to you the most?I've mostly talked to Coach McGuire and Coach Johnson. What did the staff say they liked about your game?They haven't gone into detail about what exactly they like about my game but Coach McGuire said they need me and he want to keep in the green and gold. It feels good that the coaches say they really want me and that I could be an important piece.What are you looking for in the school that you choose?I'm looking for a school that offers a degree plan of my interest; as far the football program, I want a program that will help me develop/grow as a player/young man and allow me to compete for early playing time.How nice is it to have an offer from a big P5 school that is so close to home?It's a great feeling to get an offer from a school of that caliber and it being close to home. Wherever I go, it is important to me for my family to be to come and watch me play; so it's a great feeling!Any idea what you want to study yet? And have any schools come close to fitting what you are looking for yet?I have interest in study supply chain management. No, I haven't had too many schools that fit that criteria.Baylor's new head coach Dave Aranda just won a national title and has put a lot of guys in the NFL, is that something you look at?Yes, the fact the Coach Aranda won a national title is something that stands out because I'm sure he bring that same culture he had at LSU to this program.Do you have a timeline on when you want to make a decision or are you going to have to wait for visits to open up again?I'm looking to trim my list at the beginning of the season and commit before the season ends, but I am hoping to some more visits in before I make a decision.Murphy has had the most contact from Houston, Memphis, Georgia, Texas Tech, LSU, and Minnesota. He will be visiting Baylor once this dead period is over.3/25I was planning on writing about McKinney North wide receiver JJ Henry potentially getting an offer today but he ended up getting one yesterday. He has been talking to wide receiver Coach Munoz and running back Coach Johnson quite a bit primarily about his fit with the team and his playmaking ability. SMU has built the best relationship with him so far but getting his first Power five offer is huge for him. He wants to let things play out with the virus then see what his options are after so he can take visits and make decisions on his future.Two 2021 offensive lineman who Baylor is in contact with and talking to are Garner Langlo and Caleb Johnson out of Trinity Catholic in Ocala, Florida. The two prospects have been talking to Coach Wickline quite a bit recently and the staff wants both of these guys as a package deal. Johnson for sure at tackle and Langlo is one the staff wants to see him move at tackle if possible. I could see both getting an offer soon especially Johnson.2022 offensive lineman Will Campbell (Monroe, LA/Neville) is another name to keep an eye on as a potential Baylor offer soon. He visited Baylor during Junior Day and it was a bit of surprise that he walked away without an offer. He has picked up offers from Arizona State, Penn State, and Oklahoma over the last four days. The four-star prospect is ranked number 47 in the country for the 2022 class by 247.2021 Newport (AR) athlete Tharon Davis has been talking to Coach McGuire and is now being followed by Vincent Guinta. Mcguire talked to him about how much some of the staff loved his film and that Coach Fedora and Coach Munoz will be watching his film shortly. If they like what they see then he will get an offer. He has so much versatility as he rushed for 791 yards and 19 touchdowns, caught 30 passes for 646 yards and eight touchdowns, and he intercepted five passes.A guy who the staff is not in contact with but who I think is going to get a ton more interest soon is Dickinson's Patrick Williams. The 2022 OL/DL prospect is just 6'4, 230 pounds but has a frame that will continue to grow and put weight on. He plays basketball too which has kept his weight down some as well. LSU and Houston were his first offers a couple months ago and then A&M offered this past week.
12 days ago by Grayson Grundhoefer
Q&A with DeSoto defensive lineman and new Baylor offer Byron Murphy
One of the newest Baylor offers in the 2021 class is DeSoto defensive lineman Byron Murphy. He talked with SicEm365's Grayson Grundhoefer following earning the offer.
1 yr ago by Grayson Grundhoefer
The Opening Notes: OL and DL
The offensive and defensive lines had a really competitive day at the camp on Sunday. There were some standouts and some guys who could have performed a little bit better.-Reedy's Nathan Anderson was terrific once again in the one on one drills. He has elite feet and it allows him to consistently get back into plays even when he is beat on the initial move. He posted a 91.77 score with a 4.20 shuttle and a 5.01 40 time. These are elite numbers to go along with his 6'5 frame. Baylor has made him a priority in the class but he did tell me that A&M would be tough to beat if they offer. Creek (CO) center prospect and Colorado commit Carson Lee showed some great skills on Sunday. He does a great job with his hands and he keeps a really nice knee bend. This allows him to stay on balance and maintain great contact with the defender. Lee measured in a 6'3, 320 pounds.-I am a big fan of Connaly's Trent Pullen. His numbers aren't great and neither is his size but his improvement is fun to watch. Last year I wasn't sure about him but now I am changing my mind completely. He shows up at every camp and puts on a show. He has improved his knee bend, technique, and his strength. This guy wins almost every rep at these camps and it is fun to watch him improve each time out. This is vs. Sawyer Goram-Welch : Worth All Saints' 2021 OL Tommy Brockermeyer continues to make his push to the top of the 2021 offensive line class. I personally do not have him at the number one spot but he is definitely in the top 5 in the loaded position. He has solid hands and feet plus he has very good strength for a sophomore. He is well advanced beyond his years and I expect he will be at worst a high four star recruit and maybe even a five star if he commits to Texas. His dad played at UT.-Let's roll through some others quickly. Prestonwood's Javan Bouton won OL MVP which was deserved. He had a really good day but his 6'2 frame is going to be hard to look past unless he is at center. Texas commits Jake Majors and Logan Parr are both solid players but neither one really jumps off the charts when you watch them. They are just another one of the guys and were outperformed by lower ranked prospects. Lake Ridge's Caleb Rogers is one to watch. I liked what I saw from him with his positioning and technique plus he is a legit 6'4-6'5. He needs to add a lot of weight to his frame but I am intrigued by his potential. Liberty Christian's Andy Buttrell is a mixed bag. He has great size and strength plus he looks outstanding some reps. But other reps he looks completely off balance and slow. Braswell's 2021 OL Eric Cade is one of the most sought after prospects but he was extremely disappointing in one on one drills. He could not slide his feet well at all and was beaten numerous times.-The defensive line tried to hold their own against a very good group of offensive lineman. Highland Park's Prince Dorbah stole the show like he does at all of the camps. He is so quick off the edge and exposes offensive lineman more times than not. He and Nathan Anderson had a nice battle. Dorbah is not the biggest guys but he just understands the technique of the position and then has the quickness to execute.-Desoto's 2021 defensive end Shemar Turner had a really good day as well. He took home DL MVP and he performed well enough to get that. Baylor offered him first and are still his biggest offer. I am kind of surprised more schools haven't jumped on him yet but if I am Baylor I would definitely keep on the full court press for this kid.-Hazen (AR) Blayne Toll is a confusing one. He looks like the exact prototype for a defensive end. At 6'6, 244 pounds he is a guy that you look at and say he is going to be unstoppable at the next level. But then he does one on one and he has zero moves outside of the bull rush. Nathan Anderson handled him all three times they went. I am curious to see how much he improves this year.-Longview's Sawyer Goram-Welch is a guy I was on the lookout for because I like his film and size. I finally got to see him in person and he is a very good player. He has nice explosiveness and a variety of moves to go along with a 6'4, 278-pound frame. He ran a 5.1 and had a 27-inch vertical.-Antonian's Devin Grant needs to get in on more one on one repetitions. He looked outstanding against E'Marion Harris but only went on the line twice. Grant won all four reps but he needs to be more assertive. He measured 6'3, 235 pounds but ran a 4.9 in the 40. If he camps and gets that 40 time down I think Baylor could offer. This is against Harris: couple more that stood out. MacArthur's Blake Burris is a nightmare for guards to stop at these camps, he looks very impressive. Weatherford (OK) 2021 defensive end Ethan Downs is an absolute stud. Baylor was his first offer but he has been getting a lot of attention lately and I am not sure if Baylor is still in the mix. Desoto's 2021 defensive end Byron Murphy II had a great day and this was the first time I have seen him in person. He has really good explosiveness at the point of attack and uses his hands well to get off blocks. Earle (AR) J.J. Coopwood showed off some nice athleticism for a guy his size and is one to watch out of Gerry Bohannon's high school.-Top 5 performers video:


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