Posted On: 02/1/20 1:11 PM

In the history of any sport, the all-time greats are usually identified at a young age.

Their skill set, confidence and drive are typically unmatched by their peers as they work their way toward a legendary career.

It’s not easy to carry the label and expectations to be the “next big thing” in any sport, but that’s that task facing Class of 2023 outside hitter Harper Murray.

It’s not hyperbole to suggest Murray may have the most potential of any volleyball player in Michigan in years. When you talk to coaches or club directors, they all recognize that Murray is just a cut above the rest.

Harper Murray

Already a two-time Open All-American in club and a Division 1 All-State honoree as a freshman at Ann Arbor Skyline, Murray is quickly emerging as one of the best prospects of her age group on a national level.

Coming off the tremendous prep and club career of Jess Mruzik, Murray could find herself on a similar path.

“The tools that (Murray) has can equate to something outstanding, but she has to put the work in. That is what

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