Pittsburgh's newest staff member and former Alabama assistant Chris Ball paid early dividends and helped his new team land Scout.com's No. 78 rated cornerback prospect.
"Coach (Chris) Ball and coach (Aubrey) Hill were big reason why I chose Pittsburgh," Murdock said. "I also spoke to (Darrelle) Revis and I know Pitt has had a lot of very good defensive backs go to the league the last few years." Murdock chose the Panthers over Alabama, Kansas, South Carolina and Ole Miss. As a senior, murdock was named First-Team Class AAAA All-State, after registering 60 tackles, 11 passes defended, four interceptions and five touchdowns.