By Curtis Rockwell, Sports Editor
The Picayune Item
A group of local prep football standouts signed scholarships with Mississippi junior colleges on National Signing Day Wednesday.
At Picayune, a trio of offensive linemen signed with East Mississippi. Joey Reynolds, Jacob Feeley and Cooper Esslinger all inked with the Lions.
A pair of Maroon Tide players, tight end Tanner Bryan and defensive lineman Semaj Branch, signed with new head coach William Jones at Pearl River CC.
Also, fullback Desmond Taylor signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast, defensive back Doug Cross signed with Jones JC and quarterback Ben Hickman signed with Holmes CC.
At Pearl River Central, a trio of players signed scholarships as well.
Linebackers Adam Perronne and Brandon Padgett signed with PRCC, and defensive end Desmond Michel signed with Co-Lin CC.
A follow up story and pictures of the local group of signees will appear in the coming days in the Picayune Item.