By Austin Bishop
The Winston County Journal
At least 13 Winston County athletes were expected to sign college football scholarships on Wednesday morning, with that number possibly reaching as high as 17.
“There are going to be a lot of them, that’s for sure,” said Louisville High School head football coach M.C. Miller, who said between 10 and 13 of his Wildcats were expected to sign in the high school library on Wednesday.
At least three and possibly four Noxapater Tigers were also expected to sign in a ceremony at that school’s high school library on Wednesday as well
“There as been a lot of interest, but it looks like it is all coming together here at the end,” said Noxapater head coach Justin Hunter.
The lone NCAA Division I signee among the group was likely to be LHS all-state linebacker Jeremy Sangster, who committed to the University of Southern Mississippi earlier in the week.
“I’m just excited about the opportunity,” Sangster said on Monday. “It’s the kind of offer I was looking for. I’m ready to play.”
LHS quarterback Wyatt Roberts and his senior receiver Desmond Goss both were set to sign with NJCAA Defending National Champion East Mississippi Community College, while defensive back Nicholas Shields and linemen Malik Slaughter, Anthony Gund and Anderson Gund all look to be headed to Senatobia to play for Northwest Mississippi Community College.
Defensive backs Lakendrick Vaughn and Darius Dora were expected to sign with Copiah-Lincoln Community College, with East Central Community College landing safety Ty Hathorn.
Other Wildcats, who were still weighing their options on Tuesday (the day before National Signing Day) were Rodneal Smith, Tyler Hickman, and Shaquille Shumaker.
Expected to sign for sure at Noxapater High School were Trevara Miller (Itawamba), Brandon Moore (Mississippi Delta) and Justin Robertson (Co-Lin). Jacoby Lewis was still weighing offers from Itawamba and Hinds.
The first day high school seniors could sign college scholarships to play football was Wednesday, which is commonly referred to as National Signing Day.
Look for more information on this week’s signees in next week’s edition of the Winston County Journal.