Ole Miss lands JUCO defensive tackle Larrell Murchison
On Wednesday, Murchison set up a visit with Rebels’ new defensive line coach Tray Scott and soon after received an offer from Ole Miss. Murchison, a junior college player out of Louisburg College in North Carolina, will have three years in which to play two.
“Coach Scott was a major force in my commitment due to the relationship we built in the last few weeks,” Murchison said Thursday.
In the few weeks leading up to North Carolina’s bowl game, Scott received Murchison’s film and soon contacted the Louisburg team captain. While he transitioned into his new role as Ole Miss defensive line coach, Scott kept in contact with Murchison.
“It started at UNC when he got a hold of my tape; he called me and was excited to have me.”
In watching film, one immediately notices Murchison is very agile for his size and could definitely be a diamond in the rough. Last month, he was named NJCAA All-American for the Hurricanes after recording 41 tackles, 29 of which were solo. He finished with 17.5 tackles for loss for a total of 69 yards in losses and also forced one fumble. Murchison, who was also being recruited by Houston and Memphis, notched 6 sacks on the season.
During his senior year for East Bladen High School (Elizabethtown, NC), Larrell Murchison finished with 34 tackles and four sacks as defensive lineman–as well as gained 400 yards and scored five touchdowns as a fullback for the Eagles.
His twin brother, Farrell Murchison, was also a standout player for East Bladen and played with Larrell at Louisburg, rushing for 947 yards and 10 touchdowns in 2016.
Scott brings recruiting prowess to Rebels:
Coach Scott may be young, but his recruiting prowess has already made a name for him in the coaching community. He was an instrumental part of signing the famous 2013 class for Ole Miss and, as the DL coach this year at UNC, he landed two, four-star defensive line commits of his own in Xach Gill and Jake Lawler.
Defensive line breakdown:
Currently, Ole Miss has already signed 4-star (per 247Sports) defensive end Markell Winters, along with 3-star defensive end Ryder Anderson who enrolled in January, as well as the newly acquired Murchison (currently unranked). I expect them to take at least three, if not four, more.
Here’s a list of some guys to keep an eye on:
3-star DT Tyrone Chambers 6’5 325, Cleveland, OH, Western Michigan commit
3-star DT Kendrick Green 6’4 270, Peoria, IL, Illinois commit
3-star DT Melvin Johnson 6’5 285, Riverside CC, CA
3-star DT Austin Faoliu 6’3 285, Mater Dei, CA, Arizona commit
4-star DT Corey Bolds 6’3 275, Paramus, NJ
3-star DE Justin Harris 6’6 250, Gonzales, LA
3-star DE Tre’ Lawson 6’6 250. North Augusta, SC
4-star DT Brandon Pili 6’4 310, Portland, OR
3-star DE Stone Edwards 6’5 230, Hillsborough, NC
3-star DE/DT Ali Gaye 6’6 270, Edmonds, WA
3-star DT Joshua Rogers 6’5 280, Houston, TX
3-star DT Tyrone Truesdell 6’3 325, Augusta, GA
3-star DT Romello Martin 6’2 289, Brooklyn, NY
3-star DT Damion Daniels 6’1 315, Dallas, TX
All player ratings are taken from the 247Sports Composite Index.
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