Three Tigers sign to play junior college football

By Austin Bishop

The Winston County Journal

 

A trio of Noxapater High School linemen all signed scholarships to play junior college football last Wednesday. Offensive tackle Brandon Moore signed with Mississippi Delta, while defensive end Trevara Miller inked with Itawamba Community College and lineman Jacoby Lewis signed with Hinds Community College.

“We are just proud of all of them,” said Noxapater head coach Justin Hunter, who said he also expected wide receiver/defensive back Justin Robertson to sign soon. “This is good for them and good for the school.”

Moore is a 6-foot-3, 270-pound offensive tackle who says he is looking forward to getting to Moorhead this summer and becoming part of the Mississippi Delta team.

I felt like Mississippi Delta was a good place for me because of the education, the teammates, the players and the coaches,” he said. “Right now they are talking to me about getting there to get involved in the workouts and lift weights and stuff.”

Lewis only played a partial season for Noxapater, but had several options to play next season, ultimately choosing Hinds Community College. He could wind up playing either on the offensive or defensive line for the Eagles.

Miller, a 6-foot-2, 255-pound defensive end said that Itawamba just seemed like the place he needed to be.

“I had a good relationship with the coaches right up top,” he said. “I visited the campus and a lot of stuff they have is what I like, so I figured that is the place I needed to be. If you look at their facilities and don’t look at their name you would think it is a D-I university.”

Miller said the coaches at ICC wanted him to work on his strength and also gain back the weight he lost while playing basketball.

“We feel really strong about the class we signed,” said Itawamba CC head coach Jon Williams of the 34 players the Indians signed on Wednesday. “We looked for a guy that is a great football player, a guy that wanted to be the best student he could be, a guy that was striving to be a better person, but most of all we looked for a guy that would be a valued family member. I believe we found that with this class and we are certainly excited about this summer.”

Offensive tackle Brandon Moore signed with Mississippi Delta, while defensive end Trevara Miller inked with Itawamba Community College.

Offensive tackle Brandon Moore signed with Mississippi Delta, while defensive end Trevara Miller inked with Itawamba Community College.