Sunday, August 23, 2015

UPDATE: Another New Lion

Michael Murphy

5-11, 194 pound LB Michael Murphy from Plant HS in Tampa, FL has just committed to Columbia for next season.

You can see Murphy's highlight video here.

Based on that highlight, I have a feeling Murphy will be slotted to play safety in college football, but decide for yourself.

Murphy would be the third Plant HS grad to come to Columbia football and the first since John Shepherd '97.

Yesterday's committed recruit, Hogan Irwin, will be the first grad from that school to come to the Lions.

1) Parker Coogan OL/DT 6-2 270 lbs. Kingwood HS Houston, TX

2) Matt Dame QB 6-2 185 lbs. Suncoast HS Riviera Beach, FL

3) Alex Gibson RB 5-10 195 lbs. Central Bucks High School East Doylestown, PA

4) Hogan Irwin RB 5-10 180 lbs. Central Cathedral HS San Diego, CA

5) Michael Murphy LB 5-11 194 lbs. Plant HS Tampa, FL

6) Lamine Nouck-A-Nwal DE/OL  6-4 250 lbs. Central Bucks High School East Doylestown, PA

7) Hunter Petlansky QB 6-2 225 lbs. Modesto Central Catholic HS Modesto, CA 

8) Alex Robin DT 6-0 260 lbs. Vestavia Hills HS Vestavia Hills, AL 

9) Tanner Thomas RB 5-10 183 lbs. Farragut HS Knoxville, TN 

10) Jonathon Webster DB  6-0 180 lbs. Eastside Catholic HS Sammamish, WA


Anonymous said...

I am enjoying the influx of athleticism. Should be an excellent run the next few years of building a talent base.

oldlion said...

This must be the playmaker about whom the coaches were tweeting yesterday as a major addition to the defensive backfield. SomI would report him as an incoming safety rather than as a LB.

RLB said...

It will be interesting and instructive to see how students react to the New Era, attendance being one metric.