Jack Murrah started many games at quarterback for Ponte Vedra High School. He will now take that experience to Furman University. 1010XL sat down with Murrah to discuss his commitment to Furman, as well as to look back on his time as a Ponte Vedra Shark.
“They came out and asked if I wanted to come up for a visit and I did,” Murrah told 1010XL regarding Furman “We toured the facilities and their facilities are great. They also need some quarterbacks because they only have three quarterbacks on their roster.
“It’s just a great place where I can get a great education and keep playing Division-1 football because that has always been my dream. They said they would give me a fair shot, so I had to take it.”
Murrah was asked about his strengths as a quarterback.
“I would definitely say my vision is my biggest strength,” he said. “Just seeing where open areas are and having a good enough arm to make those throws. I’m also a gamer because when I’m in a game, I’m going to do everything I can for our team to win.”
Ponte Vedra head football coach Matthew Toblin had a big impact on Murrah during his time as a Shark.
“There is not even enough words to describe what he means to me and what he has done for me,” Murrah said. “He’s the best coach I’ve ever been around. He loves to win and we work hard together, but he’s more about making a brotherhood and seeing you succeed. He’s a very great guy.”
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Ten years from now, when someone asks about Ponte Vedra High School, Murrah says there will be one thing that he remembers instantly.
“I would definitely say the brotherhood, Murrah said. “Just how close me and all my teammates are. We were underdogs in so many games in my career and we ended up winning most of them.
“Honestly going 2-0 against Bolles was the best thing ever and I couldn’t have asked for anything better.”
Not many high school quarterbacks get the opportunity to continue their football careers in college, Murrah gets to and he is not taking that for granted.
“It seems like every single day I think about it more and more,” Murrah said. “I’ve got three to four months to train as hard as I can and to get ready for Division-I football because it’s completely different than anything else.
“I just need to prepare myself the best I can for when I get there, but it’s a dream come true honestly.”
Murrah plans on enrolling at Furman this June.
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