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Tennessee offers 2020 five-star defensive end Myles Murphy

Work on the 2020 class has picked up.

SBNation Recruiting

There’s no time for rest in the recruiting world. The day after the early signing period ended for the 2019 class, Tennessee went right back to work on the class of 2020.

Jeremy Pruitt and staff sent out an offer to elite defensive lineman Myles Murphy on Saturday, officially entering the race for the five-star prospect.

Murphy is out of Powder Springs, Georgia. He’s a high school teammate of new Tennessee signee Jaylen McCollough, so the Vols may have a little bit of an added bonus here. The Tennessee staff hit the entire state of Georgia hard during the 2019 cycle. In fact, nine of their 19 signees came out of the Peach State.

Murphy is 6-5, 255 pounds and listed as a strong-side defensive end. He currently sits 13th overall in 247’s Composite Rankings for the 2020 class.

As you probably expected, all the heavy hitters are in on Murphy. Alabama, Georgia, Clemson, Auburn and Florida are just a few of the schools that are making early plays for Murphy.

The five-star prospect took an unofficial visit to Tennessee back in October, checking out Knoxville for the first time. Murphy will be a name to watch as things open back up in January.

Just a couple of plays into his film, it’s easy to see why he’s ranked as highly as he is. He’s strong enough to hold his own on the interior, but quick and fluid enough to make an impact out on the edge. His fit at the next level will be interesting. He carries 255 pounds pretty well and looks like he could add some more bulk with ease. With his length overall strength, Murphy will likely excel at whatever scheme or position he lands in.