OCEAN SPRINGS, MS (WLOX) - It was a special day for four Ocean Springs athletes as they signed on the dotted line. Two baseball players, Cooper Brune and Garrett Crochet decided to ink a junior college baseball scholarship with Jones Community College.
Brune is an infielder and Crochet is a 6-foot-4 pitcher. Jones is the defending national junior college champion.
Sarah Edwards who trains at Lanier's Gymnastics in Gulfport will continue her gymnastics career at LSU in 2017. WLOX featured Edwards in a story that aired last Monday. LSU is ranked No. 2 in the preseason national gymnastics poll.
Ocean Springs wide receiver Austin Williams, who carries a 4.7 grade point average signed his Mississippi State financial aid papers on Monday and will begin classes in Starkville on a football scholarship in January.
Williams said, "I just felt at home at Mississippi State, the coaching staff and the players. It felt like the place I want to be associated with. They treated me right. They were straight forward and honest. No lies or anything like that. Great program going forward and they ended the season well."
Mississippi State crushed Ole Miss in the annual Egg Bowl game in Oxford. Williams isn't sure what coach Dan Mullen has in store for him. He'll get a chance to display his talents since he's enrolling at Mississippi State next month. Williams will participate in spring football drills. He says he most likely will receive a 2017 redshirt season.
Williams says playing in the SEC was a major factor in him signing with the Bulldogs.
Besides his athletic skills, Williams also excels in the classroom.