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Here’s a complete rundown of South Mississippi’s college football offers

Pascagoula's Rasheed Jackson (9) reacts after a defensive stop against George County during the first quarter, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Pascagoula High School in Pascagoula, Miss.
Pascagoula's Rasheed Jackson (9) reacts after a defensive stop against George County during the first quarter, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, at Pascagoula High School in Pascagoula, Miss. Special to the Sun Herald File

The 2017 recruiting cycle has been a historic one across South Mississippi. As of Jan. 18, 20 Coast football standouts have earned at least one Division I offer. The schools range from Alcorn State and Nicholls State to LSU, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and others. Even schools from as far away as California, Cornell and Colorado State have hit the Coast hard. Those are numbers that haven’t been seen in quite some time in this region.

Below is a complete list of public offers. Are we missing an offer? Email sports@sunherald.com. Be sure to check back often for updates as the Coast’s best earn more offers leading up to national signing day.


D'Iberville SS Tyler Barnes: SOUTHERN MISS COMMIT (JULY 26), Jackson State

St. Stanislaus WR Corbin Blanchard: Cornell, AIR FORCE COMMIT (OCT. 20), Army, Columbia

St. Stanislaus QB Myles Brennan: Memphis, Southern Miss, Troy, South Alabama, California, Kentucky, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Wake Forest, Wisconsin, Indiana, Arkansas State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas-San Antonio, Vanderbilt, LSU (commit April 23 ; decommit Nov. 30 ; RECOMMIT DEC. 15) Ole Miss, Oklahoma State

East Central OL Conner Estes: Arkansas State, Southern Miss, LOUISIANA TECH COMMIT (JULY 8)

(ENROLLED) Gulfport QB Cleveland Ford: ALCORN STATE (COMMIT AUG. 21) Georgetown, Jackson State

Gautier OL Paul Gainer: Louisiana-Lafayette, Mississippi State (commit April 16 ; decommit Jan. 4)  Southern Miss, Memphis, Middle Tennessee, Tulane

(ENROLLED) Pascagoula RB Reginald Hunter: Louisville, Louisiana-Lafayette, Jackson State, Nicholls State, Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane, EAST MISSISSIPPI C.C.

(ENROLLED) Pascagoula OL James Jackson: Texas-San Antonio, MISSISSIPPI STATE COMMIT (APRIL 6), Southern Miss, Nicholls State, Arkansas State

Pascagoula DE Rasheed Jackson: Jackson State, Southern Miss, Nicholls State, EAST MISSISSIPPI C.C. COMMIT (Jan. 29)

Biloxi WR Tim Jones: SOUTHERN MISS COMMIT (DEC. 5), Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis, Troy, Texas-San Antonio, Nicholls State, South Alabama, Tulane

Gulfport DB Princeton Fells: ALCORN STATE COMMIT (JAN. 22)

George County WR Tyrese Fryfogle: Idaho, Ole Miss, INDIANA COMMIT (JAN. 17)

Picayune RB Joshua Littles: JACKSON STATE COMMIT (DEC)

St. Martin QB Wayne Overman III: Army, Navy, Citadel, AIR FORCE COMMIT (OCT. 29), Southeastern Louisiana, Millsaps

St. Stanislaus TE Darius Pittman: Colorado State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Louisiana Tech, South Alabama, Texas-San Antonio, Troy, Nicholls State, UAB, Idaho, Western Kentucky (commit Aug. 8 ; decommit Dec. 12), PURDUE (COMMIT DEC. 14)

St. Martin WR Kalem Reddix: Troy, Louisiana-Lafayette, Jackson State, Tulane, Southern Miss (Commit April 7; decommit May 27), Southeastern Louisiana, Middle Tennessee, UAB, COLORADO STATE COMMIT (OCT. 27), Alcorn State, Grambling

St. Stanislaus TE Chase Rogers: Memphis, Wake Forest, Troy, South Alabama, Tulane, Cal, Arkansas State, UAB, Colorado State, LOUISIANA-LAFAYETTE COMMIT (JAN. 23), Texas-San Antonio, Tennessee (commit March 7 ; decommit Nov. 13), Mississippi State, Ole Miss

Gautier OT Justin Scott: Alcorn State

Harrison Central OL Jacob Shoemaker: Louisiana-Monroe, Central Arkansas, Southeastern Louisiana, Nicholls State, Southeast Missouri, Austin Peay, Samford, Southern Miss


Long Beach DL J’arius Warren: South Alabama (decommit May 27), NAVY COMMIT (SEPT. 13), Louisiana-Monroe, Tulane, Southeastern Louisiana

(ENROLLED) Ocean Springs WR Austin Williams: Louisiana Tech, Nicholls State, Troy, MISSISSIPPI STATE COMMIT (APRIL 16), Louisiana-Lafayette, Harvard, South Alabama, Tulane, Texas-San Antonio, Toledo, Georgia Southern, Wake Forest, Yale, Air Force

Harrison Central QB Tavis Williams: JACKSON STATE COMMIT (JAN. 22), South Alabama, Louisiana-Lafayette, Southeastern Louisiana, Troy


Harrison Central RB Keon Moore: Texas-San Antonio, Jackson State, Louisiana-Lafayette


Harrison Central OL Bryce Ramsey: Jackson State

Gulfport LB Karlos Dillard: Nicholls State

Ocean Springs QB Malcolm Magee: Nicholls State

D'Iberville C Louis Paul Smith: Southern Miss

St. Martin LB Dante Starks: Tulane, Louisville, Southern Miss, Louisiana-Lafayette, Texas-San Antonio, Troy


George County McKinnley Jackson: Louisiana-Lafayette, Ole Miss

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