Signing Day Updates

5:40 p.m.: West Alabama has signed for NeMiss players – WR Ricky Bell (Aberdeen); OL Quartney Cox (West Point); LS Holden Coggins (Oak Hill Aca.); and OL Avis Shelton (West Point). West Alabama’s new offensive coordinator is Will Hall, the former Amory and North Alabama standout, and he’s helping spearhead the program’s more intense Mississippi recruiting.

2:20 p.m.: OK, here’s what we’ve got so far, most of which you probably already know about.

• CB Dominique Davenport (Baldwyn) and LB Jacob Sesma (Walnut) to Delta State; also, former Baldwyn QB Blake Barnes is transferring to DSU from Georgia.

• QB Bret Jefcoat (Itawamba AHS) made his official switch from a Louisiana Tech commitment to signing with Southern Miss. Also, former Oxford DB Jamison Hughes has transferred from Ole Miss to USM.

• Expect to have some local kids sign with West Alabama. More later.

11:50 a.m.: Walnut’s Jacob Sesma, who played just about every position on the field, has signed with Delta State. He’ll play linebacker for the Statesmen, who liked his ball-hawking skills. Sesma is 6-2, 218. More to come after I get back from lunch.

11:30 a.m.: Baldwyn cornerback Dominique Davenport, who was a verbal commitment to Ole Miss, signed with Delta State on Wednesday morning. He had also been offered by Southern Miss. Hopefully, I will get him on the phone soon.

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2 responses to “Signing Day Updates

  1. gametime9

    Simply amazing the lack of representation at the next level from your “all area” picks, Brad. I saw a lot of talent last fall that wasn’t included in the DJ picks; good players, poor publicity.
    Did any Alcorn County players go anywhere (besides ToJo)? Amazing that NE can only find 6 good players in their 5 county area, (zero in Alcorn/Prentiss, only ONE in Tish???, two from Tippah??) ICC can only come up with 14 from their district. I would think the trustees would like to support the community more since it’s our taxes supporting the community college. Back in the day when you used local talent, you filled stadiums and won games. JMHO.

  2. Good points. I think the talent level among this year’s crop of seniors wasn’t as high as in years past. You’ll notice that we had 13 juniors and two sophomores on our first team this year. I expect, and hope, we’ll have many more D-I and local juco signees next year.

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