May 16, 2008

Spring Spotlight - Aaron Murray

It is that time again, and we are back on the road Monday through Friday to watch some of the top prospects in the country go through spring practice.

Top prospects make plays on Friday nights in the fall, but those plays happen because of hard work during the off-season. There is no more important time in football than spring practice, and we take you inside that time right here.

Prospect: Aaron Murray

High School: Plant - Tampa, Florida

Class: 2009

Position: Quarterback

Vitals: 6-1, 200-pounds

Offers: Murray had 54 offers when he made his decision.

Favorites: Committed to Georgia

Colleges in Attendance: Ohio State and Tennessee

Practice Observations: The first thing that jumped out about Murray was maturity. He knows the game, he knows what he needs to do to be successful, he stays focused, and he knows the little things mean something. After sitting in with Murray and Head Coach Robert Weiner for a film session, Murray became the leader on the practice field.

He was leading drills, keeping his teammates from slowing down, and always staying focused. The practice started out with the number two offense going against the number one defense. Murray did not just sit back and play around, but he was in every huddle, he was in the QB's ear helping him, and he was staying involved every play. When his time came, he put on a show. Murray was like a 'pitching machine' out there throwing pass after pass that was right where it needed to be. His release, his accuracy, his footwork, his arm strength, and leadership showed why he had the offers he had before choosing UGA.

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