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
switched his commitment to Tennessee and will be part of the Vols' top class. Richmond's MUS teammate
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
will join the University of Memphis. Star wide receiver/athlete
joins the University of Missouri.
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
, an athlete nicknamed "Sweet Feet." Offensive lineman
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
will join Alabama. UT-Martin gets a big commit from defensive lineman
Ridgeway running back
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
, who is heading to Jacksonville State and tight end
, who is going to Southeast Missouri State.
Other University of Memphis recruits from the area include long snapper
from Houston High, offensive lineman
from Munford, standout running back
from South Panola and offensive lineman
from Horn Lake, MS.