Thomasville's Perry commits to Mississippi State

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By: Kenny Morales | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
July 17, 2017

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Since announcing his decommitment from Arkansas, Thomasville High's Reggie Perry has been a popular target on the high school basketball recruiting trail.

"When I posted (that I had decommitted), it took about five or six minutes and I was getting texts and calls from coaches and universities," says Perry.

The five-star forward cited his father's health as the main reason for his decommitting from the Razorbacks.

"I feel like I could be successful somewhere closer to home and I just had to do what was best for my family," he explained.

With Perry considering playing closer to home, there was speculation that Florida State or Georgia might land him.

In the end, he decided to take his talents to Starkville and play for Mississippi State.

"Coach (Ben) Howland and his staff stood out to me more than other coaches. And I knew when I got there, I'd have great players around me and it was a good environment," Perry said.

Perry and his family are no strangers to Mississippi State. His dad, Al Perry, was a standout player for the Bulldogs back in the '70's.

He and his family believe MSU will not only provide a great college experience, but also help him reach his ultimate goal of one day playing in the NBA.

By: Kenny Morales | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
July 17, 2017

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Two weeks after decommitting from Arkansas, Thomasville High School's Reggie Perry announced Monday that he has committed to Mississippi State.

The five-star forward picked the Bulldogs over Florida State, Georgia, Auburn and a number of other Division I programs.

Perry has strong ties to Mississippi State. His father, Al, played at MSU in the 70's and is currently ranked third all-time in assists at the school.

By: Kenny Morales | WCTV Eyewitness Sports
July 5, 2017

THOMASVILLE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Thomasville High School's Reggie Perry has announced his decommitment from Arkansas, opening his recruiting process back up.

Perry has stated he is decommitting due to a family emergency.

Perry is considered to be a five-star college prospect by recruiting websites Scout and Rivals. He has not announced what schools he is currently looking into.