Big-Time Recruit Changing Committment to SEC?

Kurt WirthCorrespondent IApril 28, 2009

Sidney to MSU?

Top 10 recruit and insanely talented big-man Renardo Sidney is apparently strongly considering a switch of his committment from USC to Mississippi State.

Sources have all but confirmed that Sidney visited Starkville this past weekend. He is currently ranked as the No. 2 power forward in the country by Scout and fifth overall.

Sidney has been reported to have an attitude problem, and problems with his motivation, but several sources are quoted as saying Sidney is the most purely talented player in the entire class.

Sidney originally lived in Jackson, Miss. before moving to Los Angeles to play prep ball.

In other MSU news, talented junior Jarvis Varnado has put his name into the NBA draft, although he will not hire an agent. If Varnado returns and Sidney is added to the roster, Mississippi State could be a Final Four contender.

Another big announcement by an SEC player, and this time in favor of the league: Alex Tyus has pulled a Billy Donovan and changed his mind—he will, in fact, return to the Gators’ basketball team next season.