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Darrlyn Willis Talks MSU Visit

Pearl River (MS) Community College forward Darrlyn Willis talks about his official visit to Mississippi State.

  • Name: Darrlyn Willis
  • Classification: Sophomore
  • Junior College: Pearl River Community College
  • High School: Madison Memorial (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • Position: Forward
  • HT-WT: 6-foot-9, 220
  • Scout.com Ranking: NR
  • Colleges of Interest: Alabama, Arizona State, Louisiana Tech, Marquette, Memphis, Mississippi State, Oklahoma State, Pittsburgh, UT-Martin, Wichita State


Willis talked about his visit.

"It was pretty good actually," said the talented forward. "I liked it a lot."

He pointed out some things that he liked about the visit.

"I was fascinated by the weight room, how much technology was in it and how much money they put into it," said Willis. "The coaches were nice. The players were pretty cool, too. I got along with Q (Quinndary Weatherspoon) like we were superstars."

He came away very impressed with the head man, Ben Howland.

"Coach Howland is a phenomenal coach," said Willis. "He has a long resume. He was just a cool guy. He was cool to be around."

He feels like the visit really helped Mississippi State with him recruiting-wise.

"It helped them a lot for me to take the visit," said Willis.

As for a leader, he's not ready to put that label on anyone.

"I can't really say right now," said Willis. "I am still taking everything into consideration right now. I am just waiting it out."

Willis has three more official visits, then he will make his decision.

"I have Marquette next weekend, then Arizona State, then Alabama for the last visit," he said.


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