"Today is a great day for my future," Marcus Murphy posted on his twitter account. "I have been deep in thought about what the future holds for me. Many opportunities have been presented to me and they have been weighed thoroughly.
"Firstly, I would like to thank all of the schools that have show interest in me and my skill set, the coaches who have helped me get to where I am, my family and friends for supporting me and mostly importantly God for bestowing many blessings, but it is tie to finalize my decision on my college destination.
"Through this process one school has been at the forefront of my mind and will be my future landing spot. Mississippi State is the best fit for my talents and offers many opportunities for growth a a player, student, and person.
"State offers the proximity to my family, friends, and fans and a style of play that will give me a lot of opportunity to learn and improve.
"Thanks to everyone throughout the process. God Bless and Hail State."
Murphy's commitment comes less than 24 hours after Tupelo linebacker Jett Johnson's announcement that he too would be enrolling at Mississippi State next year. Murphy is yet another in state prospect electing to stay home for his college career. The Bulldogs have had some solid success early in this recruiting cycle with home state talent with even more Magnolia Stater rumored to be following suit sooner rather than later.