Abdul Ado, a 6-foot-10 center, verbally committed to Ben Howland and Mississippi State on Monday evening.
The Chatanooga (Tenn.) Hamilton Heights standout committed to the Bulldogs over significant interest from Auburn, Penn State, Tennessee and a host of other high major programs.
Ado is known as a defensive specialist because of his ability to protect the rim and rebound. Ado, who played with the Georgia Stars on the spring and summer circuit, is currently regarded as a three-star prospect.
"He is an amazing kid that is extremely unselfish and wants to get better everyday," Hamilton Heights coach Zach Ferrell told Scout. "Abdul is an incredible shot blocker and defender and with continued growth and development will have tremendous future success."
Mississippi State assistant coach Ernie Zeigler handled the Ado recruitment for the Bulldogs.
Mississippi State now has six pledges in their 2016 class, which currently ranks No. 4 in Scout's 2016 top 25. Ado joins a class that consists of Schnider Herard, Mario Kegler, Tyson Carter, Lamar Peters and Eli Wright.