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OL Murphy ‘extremely grateful’ for USC offer

OL Murphy ‘extremely grateful’ for USC offer

Mason Murphy entered Wednesday’s camp at USC as a complete unknown. The 2021 lineman from JSerra Catholic HS didn’t have a single scholarship offer and didn’t even have a profile on the major recruiting websites.

But that doesn’t mean he can’t play football. The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder put on a show for the Trojan coaching staff and left campus with a scholarship offer.

He got the good news about receiving his opportunity to play college football shortly after the camp was over.

“We watched film from the camp,” Murphy said. “Coach (Tim) Drevno had me and Rolan (Fullwood) stay behind and then offered both of us right there. I shook his hand and left.”

Drevno’s news meant a great deal to the young lineman.

“USC is a great school,” Murphy said. “I'm happy and proud of myself that they offered me because I have worked really hard to get where I am today.”

Just don’t expect this young player to jump on the opportunity right away. He says he wants to take his time before making a college commitment.

“I don't really have a dream school, I'm still trying to figure that out right now,” Murphy said. “I have plenty of time as I'm only going into my junior year so I'm not stressing about it. But I am still extremely grateful that Coach Drevno trusts my ability as a player.”

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