To say Archbishop Murphy has been one of the most dominant teams of the early season is an understatement and a big reason why has been the play of guys like RB/CB Anfernee Gurley and he recently updated Northwest Elite Index on where things stand after receiving his latest offer.
“Montana State is my latest offer,” Gurley confirmed with NEI. “The other ones to have offered so far are Eastern Washington, Central Washington and Montana State and I have been talking to most of the rest of the Big Sky — Portland State, Montana, Northern Arizona — and I have also talked a little bit with Oregon State and Idaho.”
— Coach G (@Anfernee_Gurley) September 19, 2016
Gurley is a two-way force for Archbishop Murphy, leading the team with 228 yards and three touchdowns on the ground while also leading them in receptions (5) and receiving yards (176) and ranking second on the team with one touchdown reception. He’s also been locking things down on the defensive side of the ball with four tackles and three pass breakups.
“Most schools are recruiting either as an athlete or a corner,” Gurley noted. “I don’t really care where I play because I really enjoy playing on either side of the ball.
“I’m hoping to get out and see some games for some of the schools that like me. I want to get down for a Washington game soon and hopefully to see Oregon State and Oregon at some point. I also want to check out the schools that have offered so far, so my schedule is definitely filling up a little bit, but I haven’t set up any dates to visit or anything quite yet.”
The 3-0 Wildcats have outscored their first three opponents 170-0 so with such dominant performances, Gurley said that the coaches have kept the players focused even when the scores are getting out of hand.
“They preach to us every day about not being complacent and making sure we are improving not just every game, but also every snap and rep we get, whether it’s in a game or in practice,” Gurley said. “They set goals for us each week and they pound it into us that there is always something to get better at no matter what the score is.”
The 5’10”, 180-pounder is on the cusp of blowing up on the recruiting front and it will be interesting to see how high his ceiling is on that front, but make no mistaken, Gurley is a prospect that can help a team at any level, and he will have several more offers before the recruiting process comes to an end in February.
Gurley and his teammates take this week off after South Whidbey forfeited.