"He committed today," said his high school coach, Anthony Carlisle. "He felt like it was a good fit for him."
"I had made the decision yesterday but committed today.I called (head) Coach (Rick) Ray and told him," said Weatherspoon, a 4-star Scout.com prospect who is rated the 98th best player in Scout.com's class of 2015. "He was very excited. He said he wouldn't get much sleep. It was exciting for me, too. I'm glad I got it over with. Now, I'm ready to be a Bulldog."
He explained why he felt Mississippi State was the right place for him.
"I felt like it is a good fit for me and I would be playing against top competition every night playing in the SEC," said Weatherspoon. "They told me that they needed a big guard that can compete in the SEC. And I felt like I could contribute to that when I make it up there next fall. I also felt like I could contribute early as a freshman."
According to Scout.com National Recruiting Analyst, Rob Harrington, Weatherspoon, "is among the quickest and more agile guards in the country, using a sharp first step and ability to change direction to score on the move or draw fouls. Weatherspoon also passes the ball impressively and makes good dishes off pick and roll. He isn't a point guard but possesses the quickness to potentially guard some opposing floor generals at the college level."
Weatherspoon chose Mississippi State over Alabama, Georgia, Ole Miss, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Cincinnati, Louisiana Tech, Hawaii, Wake Forest, Murray State and others.
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