University of Miami commit, JR Murphy, was featured in a Florida High School Baseball Report article. The senior C/OF is no stranger to headlines or the IMG Academy baseball program.
Murphy enrolled full time at IMG as a 9th grader but has trained at the academy since the age of 8. Murphy credits Ken Bolek - IMG Academy baseball program Director - the only hitting coach JR has ever worked with.
âI thought (coming here) would give me the best baseball chance for the future,â said Murphy. âI would not have received the training at a high school that I've benefited from here."
A sample from the linked article.
John is a 5'11" 195 lb.catcher/outfielder at Pendelton High School in Bradenton, FL. When he gets to Miami he will be competing for one of the statringspots in the outfield. "I have a good chance to come in and play right field as long as I hit." said Murphy of his chances to play his first year at Miami after talking to the coaches. Going into a top division I baseball program like Miami and starting your freshman year seems like a tough feat. It is, howeverJohnisready.