National Signing Day a Hit for Mid-South High School Football Players

It's National Signing Day for High School Football players..

The University of Memphis picks up 17-signesse, including 5-from Shelby County.

"recruiting has become a spectator sport. It's probably another reason to get mad at the coach, if they think you don't have a good year. But as long as we keep winning 8/9 games, I'll be alright.">

Memphis picks a pair of Olive Branch Conquistadores in Linebacker Jeremy Longstreet, and Defensive Back Jon Cook.

And ..

Tommy's son Turner, a 6'3" 185 pound Defensive Back, and Offenisve lineman Will Truitt from Briarcrest both pick the Tigers..

Other hometown signees for Memphis

Big Tight End Charlie Bryant of ECS

WR Curtis Echols of White Station

Germantowns' Lester Lawson, a Linebacker...

Plus Quarterback Matt Malouf of Oxford, Mississippi.

Ole Miss Rebels Coach Ed Orgeron first recruiting class nets 29-signees...including Quarterback Brent Schaeffer, a Tennessee transfer coming off a Junior College All-American season..

The Rebels also load up at Olive Branch with 2-players, Receivers Markeith Summers and Allen Walker...who starred on the 'Quistors Playoff teams.

Ole Miss gets a total of 4 players from Memphis..

Defensive Lineman Greg Hardy of Briarcrest

Hamilton High Tight End Cecil Frison

Defensive Back Cassius Vaughn of East

And Receiver LaDerrick Vaughn of Manassas

Mississippi State mines the recruiting gold from Olive Branch for Anthony Summers.

Summers starred at Quarterback for the Conquistadores, winning 23-games the past 2-years.

He'll play Defensive Back for Sylvester Croom in Starkville.

One other Division One Signing from Olive Branch, Defensive Lineman Vincent Thomas picks the Tennessee Vols..

The Vols also get a second chance at former Cordova High Lineman Darius Myers, who spent a year at Hargrave Military Academy getting his grades up to qualify.

Out at Cordova, High School, 7-players sign on the dotted line, headed by troubled running Back Jocques Crawford...who's Sr. Season was cut short by a rape charge.

Crawford, rated one of the top backs in the nation, signs with Texas Tech

And at M.U.S., the Division Two State Champion Owls have 3-players sign..

Offensive Lineman Russell Nenon is heading to Wake Forest..

Wide Receiver Max Prokell likes the academics at Richmond..

And, speaking of academics.. Lineman Andrew Gordon will play at Princeton.