Eleven Lions Sign with Four-Year Universities

By: EMCC Media Relations
By: EMCC Media Relations

Here is a list of East Mississippi Community College’s 11 football players from this year’s NJCAA National Championship team who signed with four-year schools today (Wednesday) – the first day that mid-year junior college football players can sign with universities. There may be additional EMCC players moving onto the next level in the coming weeks, but this is our official list as of this afternoon (Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013):

2013 EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYERS SIGNING WITH FOUR-YEAR SCHOOLS

ANTOINNE ADKINS (5-10, 180, WR, Meridian [MS] HS) – University of Louisiana at Lafayette (along with fellow EMCC WR C.J. Bates of Louisville)

C.J. BATES (6-2, 190, WR, Louisville [MS] HS) – University of Louisiana at Lafayette (along with fellow EMCC WR Antoinne Adkins of Meridian)

BYERSON COCKRELL (6-2, 185, DB, Columbus [MS] HS) – University of Nebraska

AVERY GENNESY (6-5, 305, OL, Southaven [MS] HS) – NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN 1st TEAM – Texas A&M University

JIMMIE GIPSON III (6-0, 250, DL, Olive Branch [MS] HS) – NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN 1st TEAM – University of South Alabama

D.J. PETTWAY (6-3, 250, DL, Pensacola, FL) – NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN HM – University of Alabama (along with fellow EMCC DL Jarran Reed)

DONTREAL PRUITT (5-11, 175, QB, Laurel [MS] HS) – NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN 1st TEAM – Troy University

JARRAN REED (6-5, 310, DL, Goldsboro, NC) – University of Alabama (along with fellow EMCC DL D.J. Pettway)

CHRISTIAN RUSSELL (6-1, 235, LB, Fayetteville, NC) – NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN 2nd TEAM -- University of Mississippi (joins former EMCC All-American QB Bo Wallace)

BLAKE SHARP (6-4, 270, OL, Columbus, MS/Heritage Academy) – Expected official announcement by Louisiana Tech University tomorrow (Thursday)

A.J. STAMPS (6-0, 190, DB, Vicksburg [MS] HS) – NJCAA ALL-AMERICAN HM – University of Kentucky (joins former EMCC All-American DE Za’Darius Smith)


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