June 21, 2006

Murphy thrilled with decision

Ryan Murphy couldn't be happier with his decision to give an early verbal commitment to Mark Mangino and KU.

After talking with those close to him, the 5-foot-10, 170-pound cornerback/wide receiver from Free State High School in Lawrence, Kan., decided to end the recruiting process earlier than expected for a variety of reasons.

Prior to making a decision about his future, Murphy had been receiving a heavy amount of interest from Arizona State, Iowa, Kansas State, Nebraska, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. It appeared that the Lawrence native was going to take some official visits in the fall.

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