Plant QB Murray chooses Georgia
Plant quarterback Aaron Murray announced today that he intends to play college football at the University of Georgia.
Murray, who made the announcement during a ceremony at Plant’s football fieldhouse, chose Georgia over SEC rival Florida.
The Bulldogs’ pro-style offense seemingly suits Murray’s style. He threw for 4,000 yards his junior season and threw 51 touchdown passes, which broke former Plant standout Robert Marve’s state touchdown record of 48. He led Plant to an 11-2 record as the Panthers advanced to the region final.
Also, the 6-foot, 200-pound Murray will likely have the opportunity to earn playing time earlier at Georgia. Starter Matthew Stafford would be a senior (if he’s not an underclassman NFL draftee) when Murray arrives on campus and the Bulldogs did not sign a quarterback this past recruiting season.
Georgia coach Mark Richt has reportedly said he wants to sign two quarterbacks this season, and Watkinsville, Ga. prep Zach Mettenberger has already committed to the Bulldogs.
Murray, the 48th best prospect in the nation in the Rivals 100, received 56 Division I-A scholarship offers, so breaking it down to one school was a tedious task, one which is finally now over.
"He’s got a 7-on-7 game (today), and I think he’ll probably play his best ever," Plant coach Robert Weiner said.
Murray plans to graduate from Plant in December so he can enroll at Georgia early and participate in spring practice in 2009.
-- EDUARDO A. ENCINA