USF men’s basketball received tremendous news on day one of the early signing period on Wednesday as consensus four-star shooting guard Caleb Murphy out of Grayson High School in Georgia signed his National Letter of Intent to play for the Bulls.
Congrats to Caleb Murphy signing with South Florida! pic.twitter.com/UMsYflmfmH— Grayson HS Athletics (@GraysonHSSports) November 13, 2019
Hailing from Youngstown, OH, before playing prep ball in the Atlanta area, Murphy verbally committed to USF in September and ultimately signed with the Green and Gold over offers from several schools including Florida, Georgia, NC State, Mississippi State and Xavier, among others.
Last season, the combo guard helped Norcross High School reach the Class AAAAAAA Final Four in Georgia by averaging 8.8 points per game. He got further shine on the AAU circuit this past summer, leading the Atlanta Celtics to the 17-under platinum-level championship at the Adidas Gauntlet in Birmingham by averaging 12.1 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.1 assists through seven games.
Transferring to Grayson High School in Loganville, GA, over the summer, Murphy put up 17 points and three steals in the Rams’ 88-33 thrashing of Jackson, Atlanta in their season opener on Tuesday.
“We’re really excited to welcome Caleb Murphy to our family,” USF head coach Brian Gregory said in a statement. “He’s really done a tremendous job over the last 12 months of separating himself as one of the premier guards in high school basketball. Caleb is a playmaker, has a tremendous feel for the game and possesses a high basketball IQ. We want to recruit high-level talent that are high-character kids and Caleb Murphy is definitely one of those.”
Murphy is currently rated as the 55th best Class of 2020 prospect according to Rivals.