High School Sports

Evergreen football’s Justice Murphy says yes to Utah

Justice Murphy, a junior football standout at Evergreen, made recruiting news this week when he announced his intention to sign a Pac-12 scholarship with the University of Utah in 2015.

A wide receiver, Murphy had offers from at least six Division I programs.

As a junior, he led the Plainsmen with 31 receptions for 403 yards.

Those numbers do not note the potential, though. A workout machine, according to Evergreen coach Don Johnson Jr., the 6-1 athlete has put on close to 20 pounds of muscle this offseason (now listed at 195 pounds) while maintaining his speed. That is what caught the eye of so many college coaches.

The Columbian hopes to have more on Murphy next week, after the spring sports championships conclude this weekend. Spring football practice begins Monday.

High school football players must wait until February of their senior years until they can sign national letters of intent.

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