National Signing Day wrap up

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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