Mike Jinks and the Bowling Green football coaching staff locked up one of top pass rushers in the state of Ohio on Saturday afternoon.
Wanting to keep the best talent close to home, the Falcons relentless pursuit of Columbiana Crestview's Jordan Murphy led the three-star prospect to choose Bowling Green over the likes of Iowa State, and Mid-American Conference programs such as Ohio, and Kent State.
"Bowling Green is a great football program. I have a lot of faith in the coaching staff. Not only that, but I was told that I'd have the opportunity to play right away as a freshman. That is huge for me." The 6'3, 240-pound senior stated to Hustle Belt soon after dropping his college plans via his Twitter page.
Blessed to say that I have made a verbal commitment to BGSU! #BGSU #TalonsUp #Nestgang17 pic.twitter.com/zFazVke1SO— Jordan Murphy (@Murphh20) August 6, 2016
While some had him pegged to continue his football career on the power five level, Murphy, the 79th strong-side defensive end, and 1,532nd overall prospect in the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite, is excited to soar with the Falcons.
"Bowling Green already has a history of winning and I love to win so that was another big thing with my choice. Not only all that, but I'm coming into Bowling Green with a great recruiting class. Our class is stacked with talented kids who are hungry for championships." He added on his commitment to Bowling Green.
Last season as a junior at Crestview, Murphy accounted for 72 total tackles, and over 10 sacks to help lead the 10-3 Rebels to the state playoffs.
Want to see the newest Falcon in action? Check out some of Jordan Murphy's high school highlights, courtesy of Hudl: