Three more Co-Lin Wolves sign with FBS Schools
WESSON – Three more Copiah-Lincoln football players signed with NCAA Division I schools on National Signing Day. Casey Gladney, Darrion Hutcherson, and Carroll Phillips all made their pledges official by signing letters of intent with their new schools.
, a wide receiver, signed with the University of Cincinnati. Gladney, a native of Columbia, S.C., was a 1st Team NJCAA All-American, MACJC Most Valuable Offensive Back, NJCAA All-Region 23, and MACJC First Team All-State. Gladney caught 60 passes for 977 yards receiving and eight touchdowns. He averaged 108.6 yards receiving per game. Gladney originally signed with Texas Tech out of high school, but changed his commitment to Cincinnati after Tommy Tuberville took over as head coach.
Hutcherson, a tight end, signed with Mississippi State. Hutcherson, a native of Dadeville, Ala., moved to tight end after playing defensive end as a freshman. As a defensive end, he made 11 tackles, one sack, and forced one fumble in a season cut short by injury. As a tight end, he caught four passes for 68 yards and averaged 17 yards per catch. Hutcherson signed with and enrolled at Auburn coming out of high school, but ended up at Co-Lin after failing to be cleared by the NCAA.
Phillips, a linebacker, signed with the University of Illinois. A native of Miami, Fla., Phillips only played one season for the Wolves and will have three season of eligibility at Illinois. Phillips made 50 tackles which was good enough for fifth best total on the team, even after missing one game due to injury. He also made four sacks and had one interception. Phillips signed with and enrolled at Cincinnati coming out of high school, but ended up at Co-Lin after failing to be cleared by the NCAA. He was coached at Miami Central High School by former Co-Lin All-American Tony Bryant.
These three signees join a group of Wolves that signed early and who are now enrolled at their new schools. Early enrollees include Xavier Dampeer (Auburn), Jocquell Johnson (Mississippi State), David Adams (Middle Tennessee), Kalen Jackson (UAB), Edward Muldrow (West Virginia), Kelton Smith (Arkansas Tech), Jordan Harris (Iowa State), Philanteus Jarrett (Southeastern Louisiana), and Terry Smith (Texas Southern).