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Unity Reed senior linebacker Shawn Murphy announced his commitment to Alabama July 25, 2021. 

Unity Reed’s Shawn Murphy is one of six national finalists for the Butkus Award.

The award goes to the top high school linebacker. Murphy, the Cedar Run District Defensive Player of the Year, has committed to Alabama.

The award, which also recognizes the top NFL and college football linebacker, will be announced by Dec. 7.

Butkus Award 2021 High School Finalists:

Joshua Burnham, Traverse City Central, Traverse City, Mich.

Jalon Walker, Salisbury, Salisbury, N.C.

C.J. Hicks, Archbishop Alter, Dayton, Ohio

Jaylen Sneed, Hilton Head, Hilton Head, S.C.

Harold Perkins, Cypress Park, Cypress, Texas

Shawn Murphy, Unity Reed, Manassas, Va.

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