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2018 West Point star Marcus Murphy made the decision to commit to Mississippi State earlier today

The Mississippi State in state momentum continued today when the Bulldogs picked up the commitment of 2018 West Point star Marcus Murphy. The Golden Triangle standout was among the first in his class to pick up an offer from the Bulldogs as well as attend State's first junior day events. A few months removed from that day, Murphy took to Twitter to make his announcement.

"I've made my decision," the tweet said. "I've talked to my parents and a couple of friends about my decision. I've decided to verbally commit to Mississippi State University."

With well over a year and a half before making his decision official, Murphy reports that he is committed to Dan Mullen and his staff in Starkville, but that he will still remain in touch with other programs throughout the recruiting process.

"I would still love to let other teams recruit me and show interest in my talent," the tweet continued. "I will continue to keep God first and stay humble.

"Go Bulldogs".

Murphy chose the Bulldogs over an offer from Ole Miss and interest from several other programs. Considered one of the top prospects in his home state, Murphy projects as an athlete and one of the top ten college football recruits in Mississippi for the 2018 signing class.

In addition to his public comments on social media, Murphy shared a few thoughts with Genespage about his decision.

"I feel like State is the right program for me, because their coaching staff reminds me a lot of my high school coaches," Murphy shared. "They are about business and they want to win.

"I am not sure what spot I will play, but I'll play any spot they put me in."

While the recruiting process continues, Murphy reports that he wanted to make his decision now to avoid any distractions down the road.

"I've made my move so soon, because I feel like I can put that to the side and work with my teammates from here on out until signing day and not get caught in all of the hype."

Murphy joins Callaway star wide out Malik Heath on the Bulldogs' 2018 commitment list. While the Bulldogs are still looking to fill out their 2017 class, Mississippi State has already laid the groundwork for a tremendous class in the 2018 recruiting cycle.


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