Former Pascagoula High wide receiver Matthew Eaton and ex-Panthers linebacker Randy Hogan lead a talented Pearl River Community College signing class headed to the collegiate level.
Eaton signed with Iowa State and Hogan is headed to Louisiana Tech. Both signed national letters of intent Wednesday, the first day of the mid-year signing period. Eaton caught a team-leading 37 passes for 392 yards and two touchdowns as a sophomore. Hogan had a team-high 98 total tackles this season.
Six other Wildcats signed Wednesday, including four D-I signees.
Quarterback D.J. Gillins, who only played in one game at PRCC, signed with Southern Methodist University. Defensive lineman KeyShaun Simmons, who had 99 tackles in two seasons, is headed to Kansas. Offensive lineman Kelton Brown will be headed to Alabama-Birmingham. Tight end Sloan Spiller, who caught 14 passes for 168 yards and three TDs, signed with Louisiana-Monroe.
Two PRCC players are headed to Division II programs. Defensive back Cornelius Dortch is headed to Arkansas Tech. Running back Darious Leggett, who ran for 1,000 yards this season, signed with Mississippi College.
“These young men have all been valuable contributors to the PRCC program,” Wildcats coach David Saunders said in a press release.“They have worked extremely hard both on the field and in the classroom to get where they are today. We are very proud of what they have accomplished.”
The JUCO signing period ends the middle of January.