Three-star linebacker Kenneth Murray released his top 10 schools Wednesday night, and there are a mix of SEC and Big 12 powers in play.
There’s another recruiting battle on the horizon between the SEC and Big 12, and it’s all thanks to 3-star linebacker Kenneth Murray.
The Missouri City, Texas native took a step forward in his recruitment on Wednesday evening when he unveiled his top 10 schools. While more than half of his college choices are made up by the SEC and Big 12, there are also some select contenders from the Big Ten, Pac-12 and American Athletic Conference.
The list of schools, without any ranking, is Baylor, Cal, Houston, Michigan, Mississippi State, Missouri, Oklahoma, Ole Miss, Texas and Texas A&M.
Murray also released a statement on Twitter with his top 10.
“First, I would like to give all glory to God because without him I am nothing. I want to also thank all the schools that have given me an opportunity to play in their program, and believed in me enough to offer me a scholarship. I am forever grateful for the time that you guys invested in me and the relationships I’ve built along the way. As of now i have decided to narrow my list down to 10 schools that I want to take a closer look at. I will still be open to talking to all the schools that have offered me. This list could change based on new offers, but at this time this is my Top 10. Thank you all for the support and God bless.[sic]”
The inclusion of Baylor within Murray’s top 10 is a positive sign for the Bears. Since the decision was made to fire Art Briles prior to Memorial Day weekend, Baylor has lost five of its six commits in the 2017 class.
The most recent decommit was 4-star quarterback Kellen Mond, who backed off his pledge about an hour before Murray released his top schools.
Missouri, Texas, Ole Miss and Mississippi State all extended their offers to Murray within the last week. They made up four of the 13 total scholarship offers to the 3-star linebacker in May alone.
Murray is ranked as the No. 74 outside linebacker in the 2017 class.
Note: Scout rankings and ratings used in this article.
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