Posted On: 02/17/21 4:24 AM

The top California quarterback in the class of 2022 announced he is headed to the Big 12.

Maalik MurphyMaalikMurphy6'4" | QBSerra - Gardena | 2022StateCA from Serra (Gardena) verbally committed to Texas on Saturday.

Murphy is a guy with a ton of upside who has not yet showed how good he can be on the field. This pickup for Texas is purely based on his tools and what he has shown in camps with his raw talent.

He is between 6-foot-4 and 6-foot-5 and has one of the best arms in the region. Coaches and scouts rave about his intangibles and say he is a natural leader and works hard.

On the field, he only completed 45 percent of his passes for 305 yards, but showed he can complete passes with accuracy on the far side of the field and can extend plays with his legs.

Murphy is the fifth player in Texas’ 2022 recruiting class and the first one from outside the state of Texas. Charles Wright from Austin (Texas) is the only quarterback in the Longhorns’ 2021 class.

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