October 29, 2010
Bulldogs land four-star Gardner
Mississippi State's 2011 class stood at one entering the week but is now up to three with the addition of five star small forward Rodney Hood on Wednesday and four-star shooting guard D.J. Gardner on Friday.
Gardner chose the Bulldogs over Memphis at a press conference at Okolona (Miss.) High School in front of friends, family and a local contingent of media outlets.
"When I saw Rodney Hood go to Mississippi State with all of the big schools that he had I just decided to stay in Mississippi and play with Rodney," Gardner said.
Gardner also had offers from Auburn, Ole Miss and UTEP and has struggled with the decision of which school to choose after each official visit. But after making up his mind after his official visit to MSU over the weekend Gardner is happy with his choice.
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