Arizona State was considered the favorite to land Scottsdale’s Byron Murphy, a four-star cornerback from Saguaro High School. Instead, he’ll be heading North to play for the Washington Huskies. Murphy made his decision during a ceremony today.
Saguaro four-star Byron Murphy, the No. 1 ranked recruit in Arizona’s 2016 class by Scout, has committed to Washington.
— SunDevilSource.com (@SunDevilSource) January 21, 2016
Byron Murphy to Washington is definitely a surprise. Everyone I spoke to thought he was headed to #ASU for sure.
— Gerard Martinez (@gmartlive) January 21, 2016
Video of his announcement is available via Periscope:
— Scout Recruiting (@scoutrecruiting) January 21, 2016
Washington coaches are pretty pumped about the recruiting win.
Woooooooooffffff!!!!!!! Let’s goooo!!!!!!
— Jordan Paopao (@CoachPaopao) January 21, 2016
Murphy’s a huge pick-up for the Huskies, whose class moves up to No. 37 nationally, per 247Sports.