Mississippi State received a verbal commitment today from 3-star guard Devin Butts. The Stratford Academy (GA) sharpshooter broke down his decision with our Hypesouth team.

“When coach Brooks and the staff started recruiting me they were on top of me the most. We ultimately built a relationship that I could not pass on. During my visit I really bonded with the players and felt comfortable around everyone. Most importantly, I just feel like this was the best situation for me academically and athletically.”

Butts brings precision shooting from beyond the arc and great playmaking ability from the guard position. The 6-foot-5 combo guard definitely possesses the size and skillset to be an impact player in the SEC for years to come. A breakout travel campaign during the spring and summer evaluation periods, he became one of the hottest names on the trail and a priority prospect for many mid to high-major programs.

Butts reeled in twenty-three total offers, but decided to choose Mississippi State over the field in the end.

The multi-talented wing becomes the first 2019 pledge for the Bulldogs.