Bulldogs To Ink Three in Early Signing Period

Mississippi State basketball coach Rick Stansbury and his staff have put together one of the nation's top recruiting classes once again. The early signing period for basketball begins on Wednesday November 14th and runs through the 21st. All three of the Bulldogs commitments are planning to sign during that week.

Romero Osby, the favorite to win Mississippi's Mr. Basketball award, will make his decision to become a Bulldog official Wendesday afternoon.

"I am having a little ceremony tomorrow with friends, family and some of my teachers," said Osby. "We're going to meet up in the library and I am going to sign at 1:30."

Osby would love to sit around and daydream about his future in the SEC, but he has a little more pressing engagement this evening.

"I have a game tonight, so I am focusing on that right now," said Romero. "If we win tonight I will really be able to get excited about tomorrow. It's been a long time coming."

Osby and point guard Dee Bost are both scheduled to signing their national letters of intent on the signing period's first day.

"I talked to Coach Kirby and Dee and I are both signing tomorrow," said Romero.

While Osby and Bost will put their pen to Bulldog parchment paper tomorrow, the final member of the class will sign later in the week.

"I am signing on Friday," said Scotty Hopson. "I am going to have a big ceremony. Our high school basketball team is having a Midnight Madness and I decided I would just do it then. Everything is going on then. It's a big celebration for the whole team. It's kind of a kick off to start the season."

Scotty says Bulldog fans should not despair or worry about his commitment. The five star product reports that he is signing as expected with the Bulldogs and no other schools made a late push in attempt to sway him.

Hopson and Osby will have the benefit of a press conference surrounded by friends and family, but Dee Bost will handle his signing day activities far removed from such pomp and circumstance. Dee will quietly handle his business at Hargrave Military Academy.

"I am just going to sign and I think we're going to ship it over night," explained Bost. "It's going to relieve a lot of stress for me to get it done. I am looking forward to getting down there some time this summer."

The Mississippi State signing class is currently rated the 10th best class nationally by Dave Telep, the nation's top basketball recruiting analyst.

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