#15 Stonewall Jackson LB Shawn Murphy (Photo: Sheridan King/recruitNoVA)
2022 linebacker Shawn Murphy now has 20 offers with LSU on board
by Jim McGrath, recruitNoVA
Stonewall Jackson’s Shawn Murphy added another large feather to his recruiting cap this week, as the Tigers of LSU extended an offer to the Raider outside linebacker.
To date, Murphy’s offer count is now at 20, with at least four coming from the SEC – a healthy tally for the player who still has a couple of weeks left in his freshman year of high school.
Along with LSU, Alabama, Auburn, Kentucky and Florida have extended offers to the 6’2”, 205-lb. defender. Closer to home, both Virginia and Virginia Tech have offered, as has Maryland and North Carolina.
Murphy was a first-team all-Cedar Run District and second-team all-Region 6D linebacker in 2018, totaling 85 tackles, with 29 for loss, as well as five sacks.
Virginia was the first school to offer Murphy, likely hoping to capitalize on its commitment from fellow Raider Chayce Chalmers, who will begin his Cavalier career this fall.
Stonewall Jackson teammate defensive end Tyleik Williams (2021 LB 6-2 230) is closing in on 20 offers as well after picking up offers from Valparaiso and Central Michigan last week. Williams holds offers from quite a few prestigious schools including Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland, South Carolina, Florida, Michigan, North Carolina, Penn State and Vanderbilt.
SATCHELL TO SEAHAWKS?
In other recruiting news, Brooke Point defensive end Jalen Satchell recently picked up his second offer, this one from Wagner College, an FCS school from the Northeast Conference.
At 6-2, 250, Satchell is a hybrid type of player, according to Black Hawk coach Dwight Hazelwood.
He’s a defensive end and defensive tackle who has played all four defensive line positions for us. He has the frame to bulk up and play inside, but he is also very quick and can play on the edge.” Hazelwood anticipates that his star defender will “come into camp at 255 and play at 250 for the season.”
It is unknown what position Satchell will play in college, although Hazelwood feels that Satchell’s next team will help make the decision for him.
Hazelwood’s familiarity with Wagner, of Staten Island, NY, goes back to his days of coaching at the Milford Academy in upstate New York, a school which tangled against the Seahawk jayvee football team on a regular basis.
Satchell is a two-time All-Commonwealth selection at defensive end.
– Jim McGrath