5-Star QB Has a Rocket Right Arm & Big-Time College Offers
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College football fans will need to remember Maalik Murphy’s name. The high school star is one of the top QBs in the entire 2022 recruiting class.

He is the starting quarterback for Junipero Serra High School in Gardena, California and offers started to roll in before Murphy even made a varsity start.

Although his sophomore year statistics were not tremendously impressive, coaches have continued to rave about his potential.

Maalik Murphy Recruiting

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Quarterback Maalik Murphy is a popular recruit. Alabama, Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida State, Georgia, Indiana, Kansas, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, Oregon, Oregon State, Texas, UCLA, and USC have all made offers thus far. Arkansas is interested but has not made an offer to the pro-style quarterback.

The Buckeyes are a trendy pick due to Murphy’s relationship with the team’s coaching staff. Big Ten rivals Michigan may have something to say about that, however.

Of course, the Texas Longhorns have to be considered in the mix as well. Head coach Tom Herman is known to get recruits from The Golden State and the team just lost five-star QB Quinn Ewers. Could Murphy land there?


QB Maalik Murphy Highlights

Murphy’s arm strength jumps out at you immediately. When wide receivers break free from coverage, he is able to hit them down the field. He can already throw a ball over 70 yards.

If he can make a name for himself in college, there is no reason to believe that the NFL Draft won’t be his next destination.

The COVID-19 pandemic has limited his exposure this fall, so scouts are relying on projection more than anything, but he has the tools to take his game to the next level.

QB recruiting is a tricky process as their skills may not necessarily translate from practices to games. A high football IQ, however, should be enough for Maalik Murphy to make the most out of his impressive physical tools.


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Matt is a recent graduate of New York University with a degree in Sports Management. He is a passionate New York Yankees, New York Islanders, and Minnesota Vikings fan. He also has a podcast about minor league baseball called "On the Farm."
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