Byron Murphy II

Defensive Tackle
6′1″ / 274 lbs
DeSoto, TX
Class of 2021
Rating: 91

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Rating: 89.7

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Byron Murphy DT 2021


25 days ago by Jason Howell
Some DFW stuff
Texas A&M is doing some work in DFW with the commitment of Eli Stowers and keeping themselves in the running for several others like Deuce Harmon, Dametrious Crownover, Armani Winfield, Shemar Turner, Keithian Alexander just to name a few. Here are a few notes on a few more guys you may want to put on the radar.* South Oak Cliff LB/ATH Jaydon Williams visited College Station over the weekend. At 6-2, 200, his quick twitch made him a force off the edge at SOC. He has also been putting in work with True Buzz on the 7-on-7 circuit and you can see he's more than just an edge threat.* A few more names I've been hearing on the A&M radar include Argyle OL Jack Tucker, DeSoto DT Byron Murphy II, and McKinney DE/DL Jonathan Jones. * Tucker is a big-framed, flexible tackle who has been a pretty hot prospect with recent offers coming from Auburn and USC. He earned OL MVP at the Next Level Athlete Camp in Dallas in January.* Murphy continues to be my favorite pure 3-tech in the state. The size has kept some big programs away, but eventually I see his athleticism winning them over. He was incredibly productive in 2019 with 98 tackles, 12 TFLs, 5.5 sacks, 6 QB hurries, 3 FR, and 4 FF.* Jonathan Jones is football/basketball guy at 6-4, 230. His biggest offers right now are Arizona State and Texas Tech, but Oklahoma State has been taking a long look and he recently visited OU. If you're looking for a few under the radar DEs check out Mansfield Timberview 2021 duo Terrell Tilmon and Raam Stevenson. These guys both bring some intriguing size at around 6-4, 200 with some length on their frames. The P5s are taking notice.* If you're looking for a rising star in the metroplex, look no further than Frisco Liberty 2022 WR Evan Stewart. Already this spring he has posted a 21.08 200m, 10.7 100m, a 47-9 triple jump, and a 24-6 long jump. He also did some pretty solid work in the fall with 43 receptions for 757 yards and 7 TDs. He only has offers from Baylor, Kansas, Hawaii, North Texas, and William and Mary. It's safe to say his list will be growing. He's visiting LSU this weekend.* It has been a good long while since the Garland Owls were producing top prospects, but it looks like the 2022 class is going to change that. RB Jayshon Powers, WR Jordan Hudson, and S Chace Biddle are turning heads early in the game, and there are a few more to keep an eye on as well.* Duncanville is incredibly loaded and it will remain that way for the foreseeable future. Not just in the 2021s with several guys receiving major attention, but the 2022 class is ridiculous too. Just look in the trenches: DE Omari Abor (6-4, 240), OL Cameron Williams (6-4, 330), OL Jaylen Early (6-4, 260), TE Marcus Vinson (6-4, 215). All of them already have P5 offers. Then there is 2023 QB Chris Parson who stepped in for an injured Ja'Quinden Jackson to start the state championship game and just picked up an offer from Iowa.
4 mo ago by Jason Howell
TexAgs HS Game of the Week: Cedar Hill vs. DeSoto
A district title is at stake on Thursday night as the Cedar Hill Longhorns take on the DeSoto Eagles at Longhorn Stadium. Both teams feature high powered offenses and lockdown defenses in what looks to be a close match-up.
5 mo ago by Jason Howell
Around Texas: A round-up of recruiting news in the Lone Star State
Around the state of Texas, decisions are being made, visits are being taken, and offers are being extended as the regular season has now kicked off. It is time to take a look at the latest happenings on the Lone Star state recruiting front.
6 mo ago by Jason Howell
Weekend High School Football Thread
The people here in Denton are getting to know me well. For the third time this fall I'm watching Guyer play. Tonight they host Keller Central (3-0) in their district opener. 2021 Texas A&M QB commit Eli Stowers will draw quite a bit of our attention as well as new 2021 CB offer Deuce Harmon and we will also be watching 2021 ATH KJ Liggins. Central has a few standouts to watch. OU WR commit DJ Graham and his little brother 2022 Darius Graham are two and then there is 2022 RB Andrew Paul. He checks in at 6-0, 200 and he's averaging 6 yards a carry and has 410 yards on the year. Tomorrow I'll be at DeSoto for DeSoto/Mansfield Lake Ridge. I'm really looking forward to seeing 2021 DE and Texas A&M offer Shemar Turner who we are hearing has the Aggies high on his list. Go ahead and put 2021 DT Byron Murphy II on the list to watch too. I could see the Aggies jumping on him, he's had a very nice open to the season. Then there are 2021 WR Jaedon Wilson (Dontre Wilson's little brother) and 2021 CB Lathan Adams who are also on the Aggie's radar. I'm also intrigued by Lake Ridge 2021 DE Braylen Jackson (6-4, 255).Brauny will be at PN-G/Baytown Lee checking in on stud 2022 PN-G OLs Dalton Dickerson and Jackson Hunt. And I'm sure he will uncover a few hidden Southeast Texas studs. Hop will also be out and about. I believe he's checking in on Bridgeland and 2022 QB Conner Weigman and 2021 WR Dylan Goffney.
7 mo ago by Jason Howell
A few notes from my preseason travels
-Little Elm CB and Oklahoma commit Ryan Watts enters the season with three more official visits and Ohio State and Penn State look like they will get two of them. The Aggies remain in the mix and a visit is not out of the question. He plans to be at Oklahoma as often as possible this fall, so the Sooners are not going anywhere either. Alabama is another program coming on strong. The Watts family does have a good relationship with CB coach Maurice Linguist and the Little Elm standout remains a high priority target 2021 TE/DL Jasper Lott (6-5, 250) is a guy I want to see a lot more of. He's my off the radar/sleeper guy I think has a chance to make the biggest jump during the season. He's a big framed prospect who moves well and plays with an edge. He moved in from California in the offseason and already holds offers from LSU, Colorado, and Vanderbilt and I could see him being a guy who moves up the wish list for several in-state programs. He will play both sides of the ball for the Eagles but it sounds like TE is his future.-The defensive lineman I think has a chance to make the biggest move early in the fall is DeSoto 2021 DT Byron Murphy II. Every camp he attended this spring and summer he was an MVP or a standout. He has the quickness to play 3-tech and the strength to play nose. He is also a high academic, high motor and work ethic kind of guy. He attended A&M's camp this summer and he was a standout. There have been questions about his height and weight, but he now checks in at around 6-1, 275 and he is as quick as ever. I predict he is going to cause major problems for opposing offenses and fill up the state sheet.-Staying in Argyle Sheridan Wilson is quickly becoming one of my favorite 2022 OLs in the state. He checks in at about 6-4, 250-pounds and he has added about 20 pounds since I saw him in the spring. His footwork and technique are very advanced and he should play a big role for Argyle this fall. This spring he earned MVP honors at a camp which also included fellow 2022 standout Kelvin Banks. He is the younger brother of Oklahoma State signee Preston Wilson who was recruited and has a strong relationship with Texas A&M OL coach Josh Henson. 2022 I really like that has not generated a lot of discussion yet is Dallas Kimball 2022 Kyron Henderson. At 6-5, 200-pounds, he is a special athlete with zero varsity tape, but he already holds offers from Kansas, Baylor, and Georgia Tech. 2021 RB Brandon Epton will also turn some heads this fall. He has DISD talking already, and he picked up an offer from Houston despite being relegated to JV action in 2018 due to transfer rules. -I finally got to see Denison 2022 RB JD Price in person and it does not take long to figure out what the fuss is all about. He's not the biggest, but his vision, balance, burst and attitude are major pluses. I was told he is the hardest working kid in the Denison program and he never misses school or practice. In fact, he's only been late, by about 5 min, and both times he called to let coaches know. He holds a 3.5 gpa, and he gets it done on the field. Last fall he rushed for over 1400 yards and 16 TDs. UTSA was the first to offer, Texas quickly followed and Arkansas joined right after. He now also has offers from Ohio State and USC. Baylor is a program he has liked growing up and the Bears have also offered. in Denison 2022 OL Dameon Smallwood is someone to file away. At 6-4, 300, he plays h-back for Denison, but he is headed for a spot in the trenches as a recruit. He is a little out of shape, but as he re-shapes his body, he brings plenty of intrigue to the table. Texas Tech and Texas A&M are two programs he has kept an eye on, and he has the makings of very nice interior line prospect. Oak Cliff 2023 Malik Muhammad was one of the first 2023 prospects to receive an offer. He now holds offers from Kansas and Texas Tech.
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