One of the bigger steals of signing day is Kevin Murphy. Tennessee Tech is the winner of the prize. The 6-foot-5 guard from Creekside High School in Georgia will ink with the Ohio Valley Conference school on Wednesday.
Murphy, a three-star prospect, visited Tennessee Tech last weekend and decided that the school was the right place for him. Murphy said he felt at home in Cookeville.
"I liked how everything was like a nice family atmosphere. Everything was so family oriented," he said.
Tennessee Tech, Murphy said, was an easy choice thanks in large part to the amount of time the program invested in him during the recruiting process.
"They stayed on me the longest," Murphy said. "They were there for me since day one. They showed me a lot of love and they showed that they wanted me."
Murphy should provide the Golden Eagles with a major scoring punch and versatility in the backcourt and on the wing. He averaged 26 points, eight rebounds and four assists as a senior.
"I think I'm going to have a big impact as a freshman. I want to help them with my all-around play," Murphy said. "They said they needed someone to come in and be a two-three kind of player. That's what I hope I can be."
Murphy said he also considered Wichita State, South Carolina State and Louisiana-Monroe.