Four-star prospect Romero Osby grew tired of the burden of the recruiting process and brought it to a somewhat surprising halt Monday morning. Osby, a 6-foot-8, 230-pound forward from Meridian (Miss.) Northeast Lauderdale, is looking to be an impact player in the SEC.
"About 30 minutes ago I committed to Mississippi State," Osby told Rivals.com. "I feel it is the best situation for me. It's a situation for me to improve and be an impact player in the SEC. My family is behind my decision, and I want to get the weight off my shoulder. The recruiting process can be a burden."
With a number of schools recruiting him, Mississippi State has always been at the forefront of Osby's school list. And in the end, there was really only one school that legitimately challenged the Bulldogs.
"It really came down to just two schools," he said. "Louisville was the only other school that showed me the attention that Mississippi State showed me. But I kind of always knew I wanted to go to Mississippi State. I have a good program just an hour from my house.
"I also like the fact that they will let me play. They told me I will have room to make mistakes and play through them. Mississippi State made me their priority. They just recruited me in the spring. Coach Stansbury seemed to be at all the games I played."
Osby, who has helped the Southeast Elite travel squad have a successful spring, is the No. 28 ranked prospect in the Rivals150.
He joins fellow four-star prospect Scotty Hopson as 2008 Mississippi State commitments.