A couple of B1G programs are still in the running to land a potential game-changer on the defensive side of the ball.

The recruit in question is Shawn Murphy, an inside linebacker out of Manassas, Virginia. According to the 247 Sports Composite Rankings, Murphy is the No. 17 player nationally, the top player out of the state of Virginia, and the No. 1 inside linebacker for the class of 2022.

On Wednesday, Murphy narrowed down his extensive list of offers to a top 8. Still in the running are Ohio State and Penn State out of the B1G. Murphy’s list also had traditional SEC powers like Georgia, Alabama, and Florida, as well as Clemson, Oklahoma, and Oregon.

For Penn State, Murphy would currently be the highest-rated recruit for the 2022 class of the Nittany Lions and the only five-star as things stand today.

On the other hand, Murphy would be the fourth highest-rated recruit on Ohio State’s 2022 class and the fourth five-star commit for what is currently the nation’s No. 1 class for 2022.

Here’s a look at Murphy’s highlights: