Junior Colleges

3 MGCCC standouts named All-Americans

Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College defensive end Isaiah Buggs was recently named a preseason All-American by one publication.
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College defensive end Isaiah Buggs was recently named a preseason All-American by one publication. amccoy@sunherald.com File

The accolades are already starting to roll in for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College and the season is still three weeks out.

The College Football America 2016 Yearbook named MGCCC defensive end Isaiah Buggs, receiver Brandon Martin and kicker Joshua Rowland among the 26 All-Americans.

Buggs has garnered the bulk of the offseason attention from the Bulldogs, and rightfully so. The Ruston, Louisiana, native had an immediate impact in Perkinston, racking up 59 tackles, four sacks and eight tackles for loss as a freshman.

He has since received scholarship offers from nearly every major college in the Southeast, including LSU, Ole Miss, Alabama and Auburn. Buggs is expected to make a college commitment in the coming weeks.

Martin, who originally signed with LSU out of high school, is also considered an elite JUCO recruit. Earlier this summer, he committed to Auburn before re-opening his recruitment.

In two prep seasons, Martin recorded more than 2,000 yards and 38 touchdowns en route to being named an Under Armour All-American.

Madison’s Rowland was one of the more reliable kickers in the MACJC a year ago, converting 16 of 19 field goal attempts and all 44 extra points.

MGCCC kicked off practice this week and will open its season Sept. 1 at Itawamba. The Bulldogs will play at home against rival East Mississippi the next week.

  Comments