Early Signing Period in full swing in Mississippi

Early Signing Period in full swing in Mississippi
Wednesday kicked off the 2018 early signing period for college football.

PINE BELT (WDAM) - Wednesday kicked off the 2018 early signing period for college football. Through Friday, many top athletes will sign letters of intent showing where they will play football at the college level.

This is the second year that athletes are able to sign with colleges ahead of National Signing Day, which will take place on Feb. 6.

Things got started early at the University of Southern Mississippi’s football offices, with the first letter of intent arriving at 6:05 a.m. By 10 a.m., the Golden Eagles had 15 signees and ended the day with 19.

Listed below are the early signees for USM, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.

University of Southern Mississippi signees

  • Tre Johnson, OL: Orlando, FL (Iowa Western Community College)
  • Naricuss Driver, TE: Griffin, GA (Highland Community College)
  • Luke Baker, TE: Naples, FL (Gulf Coast High School)
  • Matt Ryals, OL: Purvis, MS (Purvis High School)
  • Louis Smith, OL: Biloxi, MS (D’Iberville High School)
  • Gerquan Scott, OL: Mobile, AL (Davidson High School)
  • Dee Baker, RB: Brandon, MS (Northwest Rankin High School)
  • Swayze Bozeman, LB: Flora, MS (Copiah-Lincoln Community College)
  • Eriq Kitchen, DL: Batesville, MS (East Mississippi Community College)
  • Khalique Washington, OL: Dover, DE (Dodge City Community College)
  • Markel McLaurin, ATH: Collins, MS (Collins High School)
  • Tanner Hawthorne, OL: Glendale, AZ (Glendale Community College)
  • Coker Wright, OL: Brookhaven, MS (Brookhaven High School)
  • Khalen Leonard, DB: Richmond, TX (Texas Prep Sports Academy)
  • T.Q. Newsome, ATH: Gulfport, MS (Gulfport High School)
  • Chris Scruggs Jr., WR: Tampa, FL (Superior Collegiate Academy)
  • Chandler Rogers, QB: Grand Prairie, TX (Lake Ridge High School)
  • Antavious Willis, ATH: Camden, MS (Velma Jackson High School)
  • Jaden Johnson, QB: Memphis, TN (Kirby High School)

Ole Miss signees

  • Reece McIntyre, OL: Buford, GA (Buford High School)
  • Jeremy James, OL: Cumming, GA (North Forsyth High School)
  • Carter Colquitt, OL: Buford, GA (Buford High School)
  • A.J. Finley, DB: Mobile, AL (St. Paul’s Episcopal School)
  • Jalen Jordan, DB: Lake Cormorant, MS (Lake Cormorant High School)
  • Kinkead Dent,QB: Jackson, MS (Jackson Academy)
  • Jordan Jernigan, WR: Tupelo, MS (Tupelo High School)
  • Bryce Ramsey, OL: Gulfport, MS (Harrison Central High School)
  • Jamar Richardson, DB: Alicville, AL (Jones College)
  • Caleb Warren, OL: Louisville, MS (Nanih Waiya High School)
  • Nick Broeker, OL: Springfield, IL (Sacred Heart Griffin)
  • Jonathan Haynes, DB: Benoit, MS (Jones College)
  • Eric Jeffries, LB: Oxford, MS (Lafayette High School)
  • Jadon Jackson, WR: Bentonville, AR (Bentonville West High School)
  • Sam Williams, DL: Montgomery, AL (North East Mississippi Community College)
  • Darius Thomas, OL: Jonesboro, AR (Jonesboro High School)
  • Jay Stanley, DB: Brandon, MS (Brandon High School)
  • Ashanti Cistrunk, LB: Louisville, MS (Louisville High School)
  • Dannis Jackson, WR: Sumrall, MS (Sumrall High School)
  • Patrick Lucas, DL: Wetumpka, AL (Wetumpka High School)
  • Deantre Prince, DB: Charleston, MS (Charleston High School)
  • Tavario Standifer, LB: Tupelo, MS (Tupelo High School)
  • Grant Tisdale, QB: Allen, TX (Allen High School)
  • Dontario Drummond, WR: Laurel, MS (East Mississippi Community College)
  • Snoop Conner, RB: Hattiesburg, MS (Hattiesburg High School)

Mississippi State signees

  • Quinton Torbor, WR: Destrehan, LA (Destrehan High School)
  • J.P. Purvis, DB: Pelahatchie, MS (Pelahatchie High School)
  • Jarrian Jones, DB: Brandon, MS (Northwest Ranking High School)
  • Jack Harris, DL: Sumrall, MS (Oak Grove High School)
  • Garrett Shrader, QB: Charlotte, NC (Charlotte Christian)
  • Nick Pendley, OL: Canton, GA (Creekview High School)
  • King Ani Izuchukwu, DL: Hendersonville, TN (Davidson Academy)
  • Lee Witherspoon, RB: Stevenson, AL (North Jackson High School)
  • LaQuinston Sharp, OL: Columbus, MS (East Mississippi Community College)
  • Fred Peters, DB: Columbia, MS (Jones College)
  • Charles Cross, OL: Laurel, MS (Laurel High School)
  • Brevyn Jones, OL: Birmingham, AL (Huffman High School)
  • Kyziah Pruitt, WR: Macon, MS (Noxubee County High School)
  • De’Montre Russell, DL: Jackson, MS (Provive High School)

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