Louisburg College sent out a tweet on Wednesday morning that confirmed something unexpected had happened in the recruiting timeline for 3-star junior college DT Larrell Murchison.
Signing delayed for Louisburg College's All-American, Larrell Murchison; stay tuned. #gocanes
— Louisburg College (@WeAreLouisburg) February 1, 2017
Murchison was set to choose between Ole Miss and Georgia at 9 a.m. today. He was committed to Ole Miss but saw late potential in an academic and athletic opportunity at Georgia.
That now seems like an example of how things can quickly change in college recruiting.
When reached, a Louisburg College team source indicated the scholarship offer had been pulled at approximately 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday night.
“High and dry,” was the term the source used to describe the situation.
He added another detail. Murchison had given his word to Georgia defensive line coach Tracy Rocker last Thursday. Rocker came to see Murchison last Thursday prior to his official visit to Ole Miss last weekend.
“He committed to Coach Rocker last Thursday while he was here on campus.”
Georgia is expected to be up against a numbers limit with its highly-regarded recruiting class that is rated No. 3 in the nation. The delay seems to convey Murchison was set to go to UGA. His other primary options were Ole Miss and Texas. But he had previously eliminated Texas.
He was unable to return a message seeking comment.
The road trip from North Carolina was just five hours to UGA instead of a 10-hour commute to Ole Miss. Murchison had
Murchison had said Georgia coach Kirby Smart had clearly stated his worth.
“He let me know all about that,” Murchison said. “He told me about that when he said ‘You are the only 280-pounder we have got on the board. We have got a lot of 300-plus pounders’ and he said ‘We need you’ and said ‘I’m saving one for you’ and he said ‘No matter how tight things get with our numbers you have got it’ in regard to this class.”