The Heels have added a headliner to an already strong 2020 class. 4✮ SDE Myles Murphy announced his commitment to the Tar Heels shortly after 3:00 PM on Monday afternoon at his new high school, Dudley High School, in Greensboro, NC.
Murphy, the No. 5 SDE in the 2020 class according to 247Sports, transferred to Dudley after playing his first three seasons of his high school career at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point, NC. As a junior last year, Murphy led Southwest Guilford with 53 solo tackles (total tackles were not kept by the team on MaxPreps), 18.0 tackles for loss and 10.0 sacks. In 2017, Murphy had 15 total tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks in limited action. Murphy will have the opportunity to thrive this season with a loaded Dudley defensive line that includes 2021 5✮ DT Payton Page and 2021 WDE Chris Lane and should help their team compete for a state title.
There is so much to like about Murphy’s game on tape. His release off the line of scrimmage is phenomenal, as is his pass rushing technique. Murphy has the physical edge that a guy who will likely play a lot of 4i-technique (lines up on the inside shoulder of the offensive tackle) at the college level and double teams are not something that will be foreign to him. Murphy is also much more athletic than it feels like most people give him credit for and that could cause a lot of problems for offensive lines in the next few seasons. Murphy is talented enough and, at 6’4, 260 lbs., has the size necessary to make an early impact with the Tar Heels.
With Murphy’s commitment, the Tar Heels 2020 class moves from 18th to 13th in the 247Sports Composite overall rankings. The class does remain 4th in the ACC, but they have closed right back in on Florida State for 3rd. The Heels have a new headliner in the 2020 class and there may be another one the way before the 2020 class is all said and done.