National Signing Day wrap up - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

National Signing Day wrap up

Some call the first Wednesday in February one of the most important days of the year in college football. It's National Signing Day around the country and mid-south players continue to make an impact at some of the top contenders in the country.

The top player in the area, MUS offensive lineman Drew Richmond switched his commitment to Tennessee and will be part of the Vols' top class. Richmond's MUS teammate Peyton Jones is a 6-foot-6, 236 pound defensive end who will sign with the University of Memphis.

Melrose high sends three players to division I, two of which will play at the FBS level. Athlete/defensive back Tony Pollard will join the University of Memphis. Star wide receiver/athlete Johnathan Johnson joins the University of Missouri. Kevon Hall picked UT-Chattanooga over several FBS offers, citing excitement to play early.

Central High will send more than ten players into the college football ranks, including SEC recruit Deddrick Thomas, an athlete nicknamed "Sweet Feet." Offensive lineman Brandon McCoy will head to Jackson State where he'll have a chance to come back to Memphis for the Southern Heritage Classic.

Local power Whitehaven sends a four-star linebacker Joshua McMillon will join Alabama. UT-Martin gets a big commit from defensive lineman Donald Cofield.

Ridgeway running back Earl Harrison will head to Arkansas State. Ridgeway defensive end Elontae Bateman also signs with an FBS school in Wake Forest. Other Ridgeway division I players include star wide receiver Katavious Taylor, who is heading to Jacksonville State and tight end Marquette Murdock, who is going to Southeast Missouri State.

Trezevant running back Jamal Jones will also join Arkansas State. Other Trezevant football signees include linebacker Nick Clay who is headed to Texas Southern and defensive back Gabe Scott, who is headed to Tennessee State.

Dipping into the Mississippi, Southaven star athlete Antonio Reed will head to the Big Ten and Nebraska. DeSoto Central's Cortez Sisco, a linebacker, will head to Louisiana-Monroe.

Other University of Memphis recruits from the area include long snapper Tim Belles from Houston High, offensive lineman Brytain Peddy from Munford, standout running back Darrell Henderson from South Panola and offensive lineman Keenan Davis from Horn Lake, MS.

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