Kyle Murphy, a consensus 5-Star recruit, has committed to the Stanford Cardinal, announcing the news on National Signing Day 2012 at a press conference at his high school. Murphy, who played offensive tackle for San Clemente High School in San Clemente, CA, ultimately chose the Card over USC, Oregon, and Florida, the three other finalists for his services.
Many scouts feel that he'll need to add some bulk, which is probably true seeing that he is only listed at 275 currently. But Murphy is as tough as it gets, already showing great technique, with his run blocking the most polished of his skills. Is also very agile and rather quick for his size with the ability to get downfield if need be. He'll fit in nicely with David Shaw's epic running game already in place.
Muprhy was the third highest offensive tackle in the Rivals rankings, and the 19th best overall talent heading to college this year. He joins a Stanford squad that already wrapped up another big lineman in Andrus Peat from Tempe, AZ, helping replace the beef lost with Jonathan Martin and others leaving for the NFL.