The Washington Post

Friendly DB Alameen Murphy adds offers from Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt

Friendly junior Alameen Murphy projects as a defensive back at the next level, but this spring, he has used a strong ground game to drum up interest in his services.

Murphy has been busy making unofficial visits, adding offers from Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt in the past month, according to Friendly offensive coordinator Darrell Dreher.

Both the Yellow Jackets and Commodores extended those offers after the 5-foot-11, 170-pound cornerback visited campus, and they join a list of suitors that already included North Carolina and Stanford.

Murphy’s busy travel schedule doesn’t stop there. Last week, he attended spring practice at Maryland, and Dreher said the Terrapin coaching staff asked for more game film as they contemplate making an offer.

Rated a three-star recruit by, the junior plans to visit Penn State this weekend, and the assistant coach said Boston College, Rutgers and West Virginia have also expressed interest recently.

“His name has been getting out there,” Dreher said. “Things are starting to pick up for him because he’s starting to get around more.”

Murphy has the sturdy frame college coaches look for in a defensive back, and he’s continued to improve after arriving at Friendly without any experience playing in the secondary. In his youth career with the White Oak Warriors, he was an undersized lineman.

Murphy’s development on defense has been swift thanks to the tutelage of Friendly Coach Peter Queweay, who played cornerback at Michigan State and has coached the position at the college level.

After a season on junior varsity, Murphy became the starting varsity safety as a sophomore. He moved to cornerback in the fall and posted 82 tackles with three interceptions and 26 passes defended. He also added 23 catches for 377 yards and two touchdowns as a wide receiver.

Check out Murphy’s junior highlights below:

Recruit Watch: The latest offers, commitments and signings



Success! Check your inbox for details. You might also like:

Please enter a valid email address

See all newsletters

Show Comments
Most Read



Success! Check your inbox for details.

See all newsletters

Your Three. Videos curated for you.
Play Videos
Deaf banjo player teaches thousands
Unconventional warfare with a side of ale
It's in the details: Five ways to enhance your kitchen makeover
Play Videos
Drawing as an act of defiance
A fighter pilot helmet with 360 degrees of sky
Border collies: A 'mouse trap' for geese on the National Mall
Play Videos
Bao: The signature dish of San Francisco
This man's job is binge-watching for Netflix
What you need to know about Planned Parenthood
Play Videos
How to save and spend money at college
Pandas, from birth to milk to mom
Europe's migrant crisis, explained
Next Story
Preston Williams · April 5, 2013