Oliver Black, a 6-foot-9 post player out of Jackson (Miss.) Wingfield, pledged to the Bulldogs over interest from a host of SEC programs. Black's travel team coach Marc Rowe confirmed the news.
"He's from Mississippi," Rowe explained. "He took an unofficial visit to Mississippi State in the spring and he liked it. He wants to stay close to his mom so she can see him play."
According to Rowe, Black has had a very good spring and summer circuit.
"He's one of those kids that came out of nowhere," Rowe said.