Welcome to More Cowbell, SEC Country’s daily Mississippi State podcast with SEC Country’s Brandon Walker.
The drama surrounding 4-star Mississippi State signee Garrison Brooks ended with a whimper Tuesday afternoon, when MSU coach Ben Howland announced that Brooks had been released from his National Letter of Intent.
Brooks, the son of MSU assistant coach George Brooks, was a key figure in MSU’s 2017 recruiting class, one that also includes 5-star guard Nick Weatherspoon and 3-star forward Keyshawn Feazell. Brooks asked for his release last week and it came late Tuesday.
So what does it mean for MSU’s basketball program? It means that other frontcourt players will have to step up. It also means that Howland, an elite recruiter, now has an extra scholarship to work with to close out this recruiting class or to start the 2018 group.
Elsewhere, Dan Mullen announced a significant injury on the football team and MSU baseball prepares for a weekend trip to South Carolina.