According to multiple reports, shooting guard Tyson Carter from Starkville, Miss. will stay home and play basketball for the Mississippi State Bulldogs.
2016 Starkville (MS) PG Tyson Carter – a top-65 recruit – commits to Mississippi State.
— Alex Kline (@TheRecruitScoop) October 27, 2015
Following in his father’s footsteps: Starkville High’s Tyson Carter will play at Mississippi State. pic.twitter.com/hyU9iXNvhJ
— Robby Donoho (@RobbyDonoho) October 27, 2015
— 6⃣God (@justfooly) October 27, 2015
Carter committed Tuesday afternoon, becoming head coach Ben Howland’s third verbal for the class of 2016. The in-state shooting guard joins fellow 4-stars in point guard Lamar Peters from New Orleans, La. and shooting guard Eli Wright from Owensboro, Ky.
Per the industry generated 247Sports Composite, Carter is the No. 15 shooting guard nationally and No. 2 basketball recruit from the state of Mississippi, so he’s without a doubt a huge commitment for the Bulldogs program. He’s also ranked as the No. 91 overall recruit nationally, so that only supports the theory that this was a big recruiting win for Howland and his staff.
Taking a look at Carter’s offer list would also confirm that thought, because there were a lot of big-time programs after his commitment. The 4-star has 17 offers. Ohio State, Indiana, Iowa State, Illinois, Baylor, Arizona State, Miami, Memphis and Oklahoma State were among the schools that have offered Carter.
Mississippi State’s 2016 class was already strong, but it’s now become very impressive with the addition of Carter. According to the 247Sports Composite team rankings, the Bulldogs’ class is ranked No. 23 nationally and No. 5 in the SEC.