Gary Parrish of CBSSports.com has joined the Newman-to-Starkville party, reporting Newman will announce his commitment to Mississippi State on Friday. Multiple sources told Parrish it will be the Bulldogs for Newman’s college basketball career, not the Wildcats of the University of Kentucky.
Two coaches told Parrish, “It’s done.”
Another coach involved in the recruitment said, “We’re still trying … but I think MSU is the place.”
But over at the Clarion-Ledger, Newman’s hometown paper, Newman said he hasn’t committed to anyone and he is still considering four schools: Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Kentucky and Kansas.
When asked about the rumor Newman had already submitted his paperwork to Mississippi State, Newman’s father said, “Who the hell would fill it out for him? The scholarship papers are on the dresser in my house.”