Omari Murdock is a class of 2022 Tight end for Allen high school in Allen, Texas. Omari will be playing for Lovejoy High School in Lucas, Texas for his senior season. At 6’5 200 lbs., the senior tight end possesses an incredible build at such a young age. Omari can line up anywhere on the field, creating mismatches wherever he is. His versatility as a tight end isn’t the only thing that creates issues on the field, he also specializes in route running. Because of his impeccable footwork and agility, linebackers have extreme trouble guarding him in the passing game. Don’t let his size fool you, or you might pay, as he ran a 4.7 40-yard dash. With this incredible skill set and unlimited potential, Omari Murdock is a player to look for in 2021.
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Why did you choose to play football and when did you start? I started playing football because I always wanted to play, and I started my 8th grade year.
What life skills has football taught you over time? Football has taught me how to work with a team and how to be a selfless player. I learned one player can’t win the game by himself.
Would you consider yourself a RAC (Run After Catch), Possession, or a go up and get it type of tight end? I feel like I’m a go up and get it type of player, but I’m working on my run after catch.
Do you act as an agile tight end who avoids contact, or do you not shy away from it? I used to embrace it a lot, but it now kind of depends on the situation. Like if I’m near the endzone, I’m obviously going to try to score.
As a Tight End, what is your favorite route to run? Why? My favorite route to run is either a stop and go or a comeback. They allow me to use my size to get open and make plays.
In your film, I see you line up almost everywhere. Where is your favorite spot to line up on the field? Why? My favorite spot to line up is on the outside so I can use my speed and size to create separation.
Would you rather have the corner press up, or play off of you? I prefer the corner to press up so I can win the battle on the line of scrimmage.
Would you consider yourself to be more of a run blocker, or a pass catcher? I’m more of a pass catcher but I can do both.
What’s your favorite blocking play? My favorite blocking play is probably an outside zone where I can set the edge.
What’s your favorite move to do in game? A spin move, but I’m trying to get a hurdle.
What current or past player, do you think your game mirrors the most? Julio Jones or DK Metcalf.
Does your jersey number hold any significance to you? Not really, but I’m getting 14 this season which is DK’s number.
How do you think running track and playing basketball has helped you be a better receiver? Basketball has helped me with jumping and explosion while track has helped me improve my speed.
Outside of sports, do you have any hobbies you like to do? I like to fish and play video games.
What your favorite pre-game song to listen to? Anything by Sleepy Hallow.
In your opinion, what is the best aspect of your game? My physicality.
How do you think Covid-19 impacted your junior season? It impacted the lot of the recruiting process. A lot of coaches really focus on that junior year.
At the end of the day, who is someone you look up to? My mom, she always has pushed me to be my best self.
Describe a time where you were going through adversity, how did you get through it? When I moved to Allen, I had to adjust to a new environment with new people.
Finally, what are colleges going to get out of you? They are going to get someone who doesn’t quit. I’m always working throughout the week.