Earlier this week, CBS Sports' Gary Parrish reported Newman was planning to announce his commitment to the Bulldogs on Friday.
Newman, a 6'4'' point guard from Jackson, Miss., is widely considered to be among the best high school seniors in the country. Rivals lists him as its No. 8 overall prospect, while Newman is also regarded by many to be the nation's top point guard.
As a senior, Newman averaged 29.7 points, 4.2 assists and 5.7 rebounds per game for Callaway High School, according to MaxPreps.
Newman's father, Horatio Webster, played at Mississippi State in the 1990s.
- Stanley Kay