The 2015 Mississippi Junior College All-Star game kicks off 11:30 Saturday morning at Biloxi Indian Stadium.
Mississippi Gulf Coast head coach Chad Huff is coaching the South team and he had his All-Stars out on the practice field at Ocean Springs Greyhounds Stadium Thursday afternoon.
Matt Williams, a 6-3, 200 pound quarterback from Pearl River is among the players representing the South, along with Mississippi Gulf Coast wide receiver Jevon Floyd.
It's a great opportunity for me to play football again, "stated Floyd. "I was kind of made we came up short during the season. So, this is another game to go out and show my skills."
Williams said, "LSU was interested and they placed me here at Pearl river, but it seems that I might not be going there anymore. Vanderbilt is interested. Tennessee, but really I'm going to Vanderbilt."
Williams believes he has the size and all the tools necessary to become a top-notch quarterback in college.
Austin McIntosh says Mississippi Gulf Coast gave him a chance to play football in the junior college ranks when no one else offered him a scholarship. The former D'Iberville Warrior, who also played baseball in high school is a 5-11, 185 pound long snapper and has a few colleges interested in his services.
McIntosh said, "The All-Star game has opened up a lot of doors and hopefully I will be going to Middle Tennessee Sate for long snap."
Most of the All-Star players who have already signed with Division I schools were given the option to play in the game or to skip the contest. Many chose to watch from the sidelines to avoid injury.
Those young men competing on Saturday had a number of Division II and NAIA coaches watching practice on Thursday.
Coach Huff is being assisted by Jones offensive coordinator David Thornton, former Pearl River head coach Williams Jones who is serving as defensive coordinator.
Sean Cannon of Itawamba Community College is serving as the head coach of the North All-Stars.
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