Athlete Will Redmond from Memphis (Tenn.) East High School committed to Mississippi State on Monday.
Redmond chose Mississippi State over Tennessee.
“It was a real hard decision,” Redmond told the Memphis Commercial Appeal. “I talked to (State) coach (Dan) Muller and he talked a lot about family. I went down there Thursday and there was just something about it.”
Mississippi State had an advantage over Tennessee because of Starkville’s proximity to Memphis.
“I’m the kind of guy where I want to come home (for the weekend) on a Friday,” said Redmond, who’s considered the nation’s 30th-best athlete by Rivals.com. “It’s only 2 1/2 hours away. And my mom can come see me play.”