USC Football Recruiting

Elite 2022 Serra QB Maalik Murphy’s the complete package

March 19, 2020

The aspect of my job, not sure what my job actually is, that I enjoy most other than working for myself, is getting to know countless high school football players, their families, friends, coaches and sometimes even their grandparents (my favorites) each year.

 It's imperative for me as a USC Team Site Publisher to not only see in person as many of the prospects the Trojans are recruiting, It's also part of my job I enjoy most.

Seeing the kids in person obviously allows me to see first hand how good they are, but seeing many of them throughout the year provides me a far greater feel for what kind of person they are. There aren't many I end up not caring about, but there are some who stand out with a unique combination of physical talent, personality, academic prowess, street smarts, coaching and upbringing.

If Amazon sold the formula for the ultimate student-athlete, it would be called Maalik Murphy‍.

Murphy is uber talented, he's extremely bright, he's an impressive student, he's well coached at Serra High School, coached and mentored by QB coach Danny Hernandez and professionally trained by Chris Flores at STARS SoCal. And I can’t forget to add this, he's been raised the right way.

Every July Premium Sports LA has a showcase for kids not in high school yet and that's where I first say Murphy in 2017. We don't see kids that young more than once a year, so it wasn't until Premium’s Showcase in 2018 before I saw him again.

As you can see from the video above, Murphy was already a big kid when he was in eighth grade. So the following two Tweets will show what he looked like in 2019 and at a 7v7 event and then last July working out with NFL players with Hernandez and Flores.


This final clip is of Murphy in January at the Premium Sports LA 7v7 Showcase. You can see Murphy's I,press ice size and arm strength. What you can't see in a setting like that is he's also very athletic.

Although he's a 2022 prospect and recruiting really won't heat up until later this year, Murphy already has scholarship offers from USC, UCLA, Alabama, Auburn, ASU, Florida, Florida St., Georgia, Indiana, Colorado St.,  Kansas, LSU, Michigan, Missouri, Nebraska, NC State, Utah St., Texas, Ohio St., Arkansas and more.

USC Scoop spoke to Murphy after the Elite 11 Regional in Los Angeles last week. He talked about the Elite 11, Workimg with QB coach Danny Hernandez, Chris Flores and STARS SoCal, Serra HS, USC, recruiting and more....



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