Signing ceremonies were held throughout South Mississippi on this special day.
D'Iberville High School had five players sign on the dotted line...two of them inked Division I scholarships.
6-2, 195 pound quarterback/defensive back Jacquelle Green had verbally committed to Louisville, but Green decided he would take a look at Southern Miss and the University of Texas-San Antonio.
On national signing day, Jacquelle gave the green light to UT-San Antonio. Former LS running backs coach Frank Wilson is the new Roadrunners head coach and former Southern Miss coach Pete Golden is USA's defensive coordinator.
Green said, "All the coaches are coaches I can relate to. They all told me their background and we had common things. They told me you should never let nothing break you down, you should build from it."
D'Iberville defensive end Jacques Turner used his 6-3, 240 pound frame to pile up 100 tackles for the Warriors in 2015 and while he considered UT-San Antonio....Turner took flight with the Southern Miss Golden Eagles.
"I always had a feeling for Southern Miss, "said Turner. "When I go to all the games, I feel comfortable there and my mom loves the place and that's one of the reasons I picked it because I want to be close to home."
West Harrison offensive lineman Josh Otis, a 6-5, 290 ponder who also played defensive end became, the second player from the Mississippi Gulf Coast to sign a scholarship with UT-San Antonio.
He says Roadrunners head coach Frank Wilson is ready to make waves in Conference USA.
Otis said, "Just the whole vibe he gave off, believe that he is going to turn the program around and we're going to go somewhere and do something."
Former West Harrison head coach Sean Harden said, "With his competitive nature, he's going to go and compete. He'll represent himself well, family well and West Harrison High School."
Harrison Central's Charles Moffett earned a scholarship to Jackson State and you can't miss the young man.
He's a 6-8, 280 pound offensive lineman, No. 67.
"Jackson State is a nice college, "said Moffett. "I toured the campus. They have nice facilities, nice academics and nice engineering buildings."
Gulfport standout Deon Cole and teammate Adarius Craft will be teammates with Moffett at Jackson State.
Cole, a 5-foot-11, 205 pound running back/defensive back.. also signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast.
He rushed for 16-hundred-68 yards with 14 touchdowns.
Alcorn State secured the services of Gautier quarterback Le'Charles Pringle. The 6-foot, 180 pound Pringle netted 8 yards every time he took off with the football and bagged 9 rushing touchdowns.
Gulfport High Signings:
Alton Conerly, Co-Lin & Stephon Cooper. MGCCC
Tray Payne, Belhaven
Chase Lott & Dylan Menhennett, MGCCC Baseball
Elijah Nelson, Hinds Baseball
Alexis McDaniel, Xavier University Cross Country
Carlie Vice, Delta St. Softball
Olivia Holley, PRCC Softball
Hannah Heustess, Meridian CC Soccer
Jakwaize Walker & Jordan Mims, PRCC Football
Ahmad Hyde, Holmes CC Football
Griffin Sublett, Co-Lin Football
Alex Battiste, MGCCC Football
St. Martin High:
Tyler Polk, East Mississippi Football
Taylor Crabtree, East Mississippi Football
Pearl River Central:
Dalton Howe & Josh Neumann, PRCC Football
Sye Blossman & Tyler Fricke, PRCC Football
Dylan Corr, PRCC Football
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