247Sports national analyst Jerry Meyer recently changed his “Crystal Ball” prediction on Malik Newman to Mississippi State, going with the home-state school over some of the national powers that have been pursuing him.
On Tuesday, Meyer explained his prediction during an interview with Bulldog Sports Radio.
“The reasoning here is that he wants to stay close to home,” Meyer told the Mississippi State network. “His father is close to the program. … He’s going to be a one-and-done. He’s not going to be in school long. And it’s much easier to control a high-profile player’s situation if you do stay closer to home.”