Fresh off another intense workout, Byron Murphy casually dribbles the ball behind his back before hoisting up a deep three-pointer at XSOS in north Phoenix. A few fellow NFL prospects are there “talking trash” as Murphy continues his shooting display. Basketball may have been his first love but football will officially be his career in the coming weeks as the former Saguaro High and University of Washington star cornerback is expected to be a first-round draft pick.
“The journey has been amazing,” Murphy said to Sports360AZ.com. “Coming into high school being a basketball player and then trying football. Football came and I think it was the best decision for me to make.”
You could say that.
The highly touted two-way star at #SagU picked Chris Petersen and the Huskies over a myriad of power programs such as USC, Michigan, Michigan State, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Florida State among others.
His three years in Seattle brought growth both on off the field.