Ole Brook players sign scholarships on National Signing Day
With a cold chill in the air, the Brookhaven High School library was a very warm place to be for National Signing Day Wednesday.
Four senior Panthers of the Ole Brook football team had big smiles on their faces as friends and families gathered to share the special moment in their beloved player’s life as they signed their letters of intent to the college of choice.
Ole Brook senior quarterback, Fred Trevillion missed out on the early morning signings at Ole Brook as he was at a scholarship celebration in Jackson at the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame and Museum.
Trevillion signed an NCAA Division 1 scholarship with the San Diego State Aztecs to play collegiate football in the sunshine state of California.
Trevillion was one of many senior leaders of the Panthers. He commanded the reins as quarterback, passing for 1,668 yards and rushing for 650 yards.
Tyris Hill, Keefa Nelson and Shuntez Smith signed scholarships to play football at the junior college level in Mississippi.
BHS defensive linebacker, Tyris Hill decided to take his talents to Jones County Community College to play for the Bobcats. In his senior year at Brookhaven, he was a force to be reckoned with for opposing teams as he led the Panthers with 118 total tackles, 89 of which were solos.
Senior leader on the offensive line, Keefa Nelson officially made his decision to play football for the Pearl River Community College Wildcats. Nelson played a key role for the Panthers in his senior year. He was in charge of protecting the quarterback while disrupting defensive scheme to create running lanes for his fellow rushers.
Brookhaven’s speedy receiver, Shuntez Smith decided to use his quickness closer to home as he signed to play ball for Coach Tucker Peavey and the Southwest Bears.
Smith was one the top players on Ole Brook’s offense and special teams. He used his breakaway speed to wreck havoc for opposing defensive squads as he caught 24 passes for 415 yards and rushed six times for 202 yards. On special teams, he led his team with 321 yards on kickoff returns and 272 yards on punt returns.