Four-star Virginia linebacker Shawn Murphy commits to Alabama football

Jerell Rushin
The Tuscaloosa News

Alabama football received a commitment from Class of 2022 four-star Virginia linebacker Shawn Murphy on Sunday.

Union Reed's Murphy is the nation's No. 8 linebacker and the No. 66 overall prospect, according to the 247Sports Composite.

The Crimson Tide beat out Florida, Ohio State, Penn State and LSU for Murphy, the Crimson Tide's 12th known commit. The 6-foot-2, 215-pound linebacker is the fourth commit for the Tide this month.

Alabama offered Murphy over two years ago and got him on campus in June. Murphy joins Mobile recruit Robert Woodyard as the second linebacker commit.

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Murphy shows good vision, explosiveness, patience, sure tackling and a high-motor on film. Alabama outside linebackers coach Sal Sunseri is listed as Murphy's primary recruiter on 247Sports.

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