The NCAA has opened its review of star basketball recruit Renardo Sidney, a Mississippi State athletic official said Thursday.
Sidney, a 6-foot-10 power forward from Los Angeles Fairfax High, signed a letter of intent with Mississippi State last month after he was dropped as a recruit by UCLA and USC. Sidney had announced his plans to sign with USC. The family has said the split between player and school came by mutual decision.
Bracky Brett, director of compliance for Mississippi State's athletic program, said the school and NCAA had requested documents from the Sidney family and its legal counsel. "Once we get that, we can go to the interview phase. But the documents we get will determine a lot of our questions," he said.
Brett would not say what had been requested, but Sidney attorney Donald Jackson told the (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger newspaper that the family was asked for bank records and documentation related to homes they rented while Renardo attended Fairfax.