Now that many of the recruits in the 2021 class have signed with their schools of choice, the focus turns to the class of 2022.

On Wednesday night, 5-star ILB Shawn Murphy, a native of Manassas, Virginia, announced his top 8 schools, including 3 SEC programs.

As you can see below, Murphy announced that Alabama, Georgia and Florida were still in the mix for his commitment:

Those 3 SEC programs will compete with Clemson, Ohio State, Oklahoma, Oregon and Penn State for Murphy’s services in 2022 and beyond.

Per the 247Sports composite rankings, Murphy is the No. 17 prospect in the class of 2022, the No. 1 inside linebacker and the No. 1 overall recruit from the state of Virginia.