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National Signing Day 2019: Tirek Murphy Signs NLI!

Purdue gets the running back of the future..

Purdue v Indiana

Name: Tirek Murphy

Hometown: Middle Village, New York - Christ the King Regional High School

Position & Size: 6’, 220 Pounds

Rating (247): 4* (247)

Offers: Arizona State, Duke, Baylor, Cincy, Georgia Tech, IU, Kentucky, Louisville, LSU, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Nebraska, Oregon, Tennessee, Rutgers, Texas A&M, South Carolina


Murphy is probably our most decorated recruit for this 2020 class. He has offers from just about everyone, from coast to coast.

He isn’t just a power back. He isn’t just a speed back.

He is both.

Murphy is the highest rated running back recruit we have had during the Brohm era. He will have a legit chance of coming in and playing early on during his career. He has a college ready body already at 6’, 220 pounds, bigger than both of our backs from last year’s recruiting class. He also runs a freaking 4.5 FORTY!

The running back position is starting to gain some depth, King Doerue, Zander Horvath, Da’Joun Hewitt, Alfred Armour & now Tirek Murphy - who I see as the best already.

He will have to eqrn his playing time like any other incoming frosh, but there is a real chance he may get the bulk of the carries this season and seasons to come.

Coach Barclay was the lead recruiter on this one, and they have built a great relationships it appears.

Welcome to Purdue, Tirek. Boiler Up!