January 4, 2007

Rivals100 DT talks recruiting

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.- Rivals100 defensive tackle Kerry Murphy says that the same three schools, Alabama, Auburn and Miami (Fla.), are in contention for his services, but that the Crimson Tide's hiring of Miami Dolphins and former LSU head coach Nick Saban could seal the deal for a commitment to his longtime favorite.

"As far as recruiting goes, everything is still the same," Murphy said. "It's Alabama, Auburn and Miami."

The 6-foot-5, 320-pounder, who currently is rated as the state of Alabama's No. 1 overall prospect, added that with the naming of Saban as the Crimson Tide's head football coach, that puts Bama clearly out in front.

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