Two days after he parted ways with USC, Fairfax High big man Renardo Sidney signed with Mississippi State, ending a bizarre recruitment.
"I just had to realize, you know, I'm from Mississippi," he said. "I'm from Jackson, Mississippi. I've got a lot of people, a lot of family members down there that can actually see me play in person, you know, just to go back home and play in front of everybody, all my fans."
Sidney said little about the end of his courtship with USC. "You'll have to talk to my mom and my dad about that, but we just figured it wasn't a good idea to go," he said.