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Elkhorn South Standout Ashton Murphy Becomes Nebraska’s First 2024 In-State Commit

April 11, 2023

Nebraska now has its first homegrown Husker of the 2024 recruiting class.

On Tuesday, Storm junior 3-star lineman Ashton Murphy became the first in-state commitment of Nebraska’s 2024 recruiting class by pledging to play his college ball as a Husker. Elkhorn South graduates on Nebraska football’s evolving 2023 roster include Elliott Brown, Sam Hoskinson, Teddy Prochazka, Maverick Noonan, Noah Bustard and Cole Ballard. Murphy visited Memorial Stadium for Tuesday’s practice and committed in the afternoon.

Murphy garnered collegiate attention during his junior year playing on a stout offensive and defensive line. He competed at the Warren Academy’s prospects showcase back in January and almost immediately received an offer from Northern Iowa. That remained his only offer for about a month before Nebraska, Colorado and Wyoming all offered him. He gained offers from Air Force, North Dakota State, Navy, Northern Illinois and Iowa State in the following weeks.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Murphy visited Nebraska three times between June and October 2022. He took his first visit to Lincoln with the new coaching staff on March 8. He returned later in the spring before making his commitment.

Murphy is the third known commitment in the 2024 recruiting class behind 4-star receiver Roger Gradney and 3-star offensive lineman Gibson Pyle, both from Texas.

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