5-star junior DL Myles Murphy clocked a 4.6 in the 40 at UGA this summer

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5-star DL Myles Murphy is definitely a name to know for 2020.

Want to attack every day with the latest UGA football recruiting info? That’s what the Intel brings at least four days a week. We will offer up a quick early read on 5-star DL Myles Murphy from the 2020 class.  

Myles Murphy. Go ahead and etch that young man’s name in your mind. He is one of the state’s elite players for 2020.

There is probably no need to leave a lot of room above his name at the top, too. The state of Georgia already charts a quintet of 5-stars for the 2020 cycle.

If I had to take my first pick out of what I have seen from the crop so far, he would be no worse than second. Murphy might even be the first choice. Why?

It seems logical to share a few quick data points regarding the junior out of Hillgrove High in Cobb County.

  • Rates as the nation’s No. 2 strong-side DE and at No. 16 overall on the 247Sports composite for 2020.
  • The 6-foot-5 prospect now weighs 255 pounds heading into his junior season.
  • Murphy’s first offer came from UGA. His mother is also an alum.
  • The staff at UGA has regarded him as a “freak talent” in the past. Well, that was before his camp work this summer.
  • He told DawgNation he clocked a 4.6 in the 40 for the UGA staff this summer.

He had more than the curiosity of the UGA staff prior to that session. But to trace along a famous Tarantino line, he has the attention of the best class the Bulldogs can possibly build for 2020.

“It was just to showcase what I have improved on which is more than likely my speed,” Murphy said of that session. “Last year when I went to Georgia I ran a 4.9 flat. This year when I went to Georgia I ran a 4.6. That’s when they started looking at my quickness and my highlight tapes.”

Georgia now views him as a guy who can possibly do what Brenton Cox can for the defense in 2018. That’s an athlete with the speed and athleticism to affect the quarterback every down, but also a college-ready body that will hold up against the run.

He was cramping to some extent. That’s pretty standard for big guys this early in the season. He was also only going about 3-4 snaps in a row.

It appeared his coaches desired to keep him fresh for four quarters. But he missed some time due to that.

“It was the adversity with the heat,” Murphy said. “I just have to get used to that. I just need to get in better conditioning. That’s pretty much it.”

When the dead period shroud lifts next month, he has a few trips in mind. The first one will be to Clemson.

He will see the Tigers, but will also be to see Furman play in Death Valley. The brother of one of his friends plays for the Paladins. Murphy might even ride up there with that family.

“We plan to go see the Clemson game against Furman and then Georgia, Auburn and Alabama sometime after that,” he said.

Murphy said his only goal for this fall is a region championship for his Hawks. That’s it. He’ll take whatever comes his way beyond that.

What does the timeline look like for Myles Murphy?

Murphy is a sharp kid. Fun interview. He understands the game already of what to say and what not to say. I won’t throw his top schools list out there.

Myles Murphy will share a list of his top schools about a month prior to making his commitment. That’s the current thinking as of now. But he does not sound close to deciding yet. (Jeff Sentell/DawgNation)

I’ll allow him the right to choose to do that or wait it out. But it does sound like the Bulldogs are in the “up there” group with a lot of schools right now.

“If I had a top 4 right now they would definitely be in there but I don’t think it is right for me to already go and look at a top 4 right now,” he said.

He also looks at the academic side of things, too. The plan is for civil engineering to become his future college major.

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