With their family, friends, teammates and coaches in attendance, East Bladen’s Farrell Murchison and Larrell Murchison signed national letters of intent Wednesday morning to play football next season at Winston-Salem State University.
“When we visited, the team and the coaches really made us feel welcome,” said Farrell. “The atmosphere was a lot like it is here, and they are crazy about football.”
The Winston-Salem State Rams finished 9-2 last season and lost 21-17 to Virginia State in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Championship Game. That loss snapped a 32-game CIAA winning streak for the Rams.
Farrell Murchison, a 230-pound running back, has received a plethora of post-season awards including the Four County Conference Player of the Year, NC Preps Class 2-A All-State Team, Fayetteville Observer Region Player of the Year and Wilmington Star-News All-Area First Team.
The 2,491 yards set an East Bladen record for rushing yardage in a season breaking former Appalachian State star Kevin Richardson’s previous record. For his career Farrell rushed 685 times for 5,700 yards and 73 touchdowns which broke A. J. McKoy’s school career rushing records.
Larrell Murchison, a 6-4, 260-pound fullback, was selected to the Star-News All-Area Second Team Offense. He was also an All-Four County Conference selection as a fullback and defensive lineman where Larrell was credited with 31 solo tackles and 83 total tackles.
Larrell rushed 70 times for 545 yards and five touchdowns from his fullback position. Larrell was also instrumental as a blocker in clearing the way for East Bladen’s offense to roll up 423 yards of offense and 37 points per game.
“They both will be missed,” said Eagle Coach Robby Priest. “Not only on the field, but in the locker room. If we get some more like them, we will be alright.”
As for how they might be used with the Rams Priest said, “They will both fit in on one side of the ball or the other. There are no ego trips with them.”
The Murchison twins were among 27 players to sign to play for the Rams and Coach Kienus Boulware next season.
“Coach (Boulware) told us that on his team the best players are going to play,” said Farrell. “So we are just going to go up there and work hard.”Share: