Irish Remain in Mix for 5-star OT Murphy

Kyle Murphy

Five-star offensive tackle Kyle Murphy made one official visit and has another set for early November. So, where does Notre Dame stand? The San Clemente (Calif.) High standout spoke to IrishEyes.com about his recruitment, and where Notre Dame fits in.

San Clemente (Calif.) High five-star offensive tackle Kyle Murphy made an official visit to Oregon and has one set to Florida for early November, and after that a handful of schools are in contention for official visits.

And among those schools, the 6-foot-7, 270-pound Murphy said Notre Dame remains in contention for an official visit, and on his radar.

"We still talk every once in a while," Murphy said. "I'm looking into it but it's hard to match up schedules. But I'm looking into getting out there. Right now I'm not exactly sure when because I don't know how the dates will line up there."

Murphy, is the sixth-rated offensive tackle in the 2012 class, said his main Notre Dame contact is his recruiting coach, tight ends coach Mike Denbrock, but he also speaks with Irish offensive line coach Ed Warinner.

"I get a pretty good feel they're interested in me," Murphy said. "They really want me to come for a visit and see for myself what the schools is like. I think they're looking at me pretty hard, and I would say I'm looking at them pretty good. It's a good school, a good football tradition. I'm keeping them in the ballpark."

Murphy added he spoke to Irish coach Brian Kelly "probably two times," and the message he receivers from Denbrock is usually the same.

"He always talks about getting a really good education there, and about the good tradition." Murphy said. "He wants me to go see for myself. He really wants me to get to campus."

If it happens, Murphy said it may have to wait until after the season.

He already visited Oregon for its game against Nevada, and he is set to be in Gainesville, Fla., when the Gators host Vanderbilt on Nov. 5.

"It's pretty nice up (at Oregon)," Murphy said. "I think it's pretty cool up there."

In addition to Oregon, Florida and Notre Dame, three other schools remain high Murphy's list.

"I'm talking to USC quite a bit, California and Stanford," he said. "Those are the main schools."

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