Wolves ink 29 on National Signing Day

Published 11:06 am Thursday, February 2, 2017

The Copiah-Lincoln Community College football coaching staff was hard at work Wednesday as high school seniors from across the state faxed in letters of intent. The Wolves finished the day with 29 players joining the pack.

“This whole process started last May with our spring evaluation so it’s nice to see it pay off,” said head coach Glenn Davis. “I think we filled all of the positions we were looking for.”

On offense the Wolves signed Michael Alexander, a wide receiver from Velma Jackson High School, Jalen Bell, an offensive lineman from Amory High School, Jaquarious Blake, a wide receiver from Jefferson County High School, De’Martre Collins, a wide receiver from Franklin County High School, Hayden Davis, a quarterback from Madison-Ridgeland Academy, Deion Dampier, a running back from Mendenhall High School, Malik Gray, a wide receiver from Hazlehurst High School, Jay Jimison, an athletic player from Lake High School, Dillion Kiner, an offensive lineman from Velma Jackson High School, Tristan Moseley, an offensive lineman from Bayou Academy, Rico Owens, a running back from Greenwood High School, George Scott, a wide receiver from Adams County Christian High School, Chris Sikes, an offensive lineman from Adams County Christian High School, Nick Tiblier, an offensive lineman from Biloxi High School, and Charles Hartfield, a wide receiver from Oak Grove High School.

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Defensively, the Wolves gained 14 new players including Harrell Blackmon, a defensive back from Calloway High School, Swayze Bozeman, a defensive back from Tri-County Academy, Chrishawn Davis, a defensive back from Holmes County High School, Noah Elliss, a defensive lineman from Valor Christian High School in Littleton, Colo., JaKaiszer Glass, a linebacker from Greenwood High School, Jalen Holland, a linebacker from Amory High School, Kendell Jones, a defensive lineman from Shoemaker High School in Shoemaker, Texas, Aritaeus Johnson, a defensive back from Poplarville High School, Zyshaawn Rawls, a linebacker from Puckett High School, Jakobe Richards, a defensive back from East Side High School, Kaleb Robinson, a defensive lineman from Holmes County High School, Jaquaveon Tillman, a defensive back from Hazlehurst High School, Edwin Whitlock, a defensive back from Mendenhall High School, and Jacorian Wren, a defensive lineman from Broad Street High School.

“One of our selling points is recruiting blue collar kids,” said Davis, “these are kids that are going to work hard, put in the effort, and step up and be leaders on this football team.”

Co-Lin is coming off a 6-3 season that saw the Wolves ranked as high No. 3 in the nation.