Murphy adds Iowa State offer
Nixa High (MO.) running back Alec Murphy picked up an offer from Iowa State recently. The junior talked with Scout.com about the offer and his overall recruitment. Alec Murphy (6-foot-2, 222-pounds) is sitting on five scholarship offers, including his latest from Iowa State. "I talk with Boston College a lot and I talked with the coaches from Purdue a lot," Murphy said. "I have offers from Iowa, Purdue, Illinois, Mississippi State and Iowa State." Murphy is very interested in the Cyclones. He doesn't know much about Iowa State, but he wants to learn more. "Right now I don't know much about Iowa State. They seem like they have a solid program. Them being close to where I live right now, I'd have that support from family and friends," he said. "It's definitely a program I'm interested in and want to learn more about." Murphy hasn't been on any visits, but he's hoping to make trips during the spring and going into the summer months. "Right now I haven't really planned any visits. I try to save my visits more for the summer time. It's a lot easier for me as a student to keep my grades. Always traveling makes it hard. Once I start talking to everybody from Iowa State I can get a specific date," he said. Murphy is thrilled about the offer from Iowa State and all of his offers. He is humbled by the fact that schools believe in him. "I talked to one of the coaches from Iowa State. We got to know each other and we talked a little bit. He extended an offer, saying ‘we'd love to have you.' With every offer I acquire, I'm really appreciative and thankful that the school would invest in me as a player and believe that I will prosper as a player. I was really happy about that (Iowa State offer)," he continued. What kind of player is Murphy? "I feel like whenever I get the ball, it takes a lot to stop me. I'm not going to be taken down by one person. I'm a downhill runner. If the offensive player requires me to do something different or something I've never done before, I'm going to practice it and work on it until I perfect it," he finished. Scout.com and AllCyclones will keep you updated on Alec Murphy.