National Signing Day 2016: Jackson State

WJTV – Tony Hughes’ reputation as a high-level recruiter has been put to work quickly at Jackson State.

The Tigers have 32 total signees from high school and junior colleges for its 2016 football recruiting class.

Twenty-two of the 32 players on that list are from Mississippi, echoing Hughes’ emphasis on trying to recruit better within the state. Last year’s Tiger recruiting class had 19 players total, with just six being from Mississippi.

Below is a map showing where all of the recruits are coming from, with the markers placed on where they went to high school or junior college. If you click on each marker, the recruit’s information will pop up.

The full list is below, with interviews with some discussing Hughes’ focus on in-state recruiting:

Juwan Adams / QB / 6-3 / 210 / Summit, Miss. / North Pike High School 

Tenoa Alex / CB / 5-11 / 172 / Zachary, La. / Southern Lab High School 

Charles Anderson / DL-DT / 6-3 / 275 / Hattiesburg, Miss. / Hattiesburg High School 

Deveon Ball / 6-3 / 190 / Macon, Miss. / Noxubee County High School

​Justin Blue / RB / 5-8 / 194 / Brookhaven, Miss. / SW Miss. CC 

Kyree Bradford / DE-TE / 6-7 / 226 / Tupelo, Miss. / Tupelo High School 

Eric Brown / DE / 6-4 / 245 / Jackson, Miss. / Murrah High School 

Deon Cole / RB / 5-11 / 205 / Gulfport Miss. / Gulfport High School 

Adarius Craft / WR-TE / 6-3 / 215 / Gulfport, Miss. / Gulfport High School 

Kobe Gates / WR / 6-4 / 215 / Walnut Grove, Miss. / Leake Co. High School 

Javian Jackson/ WR / 6-0 / 180 / Summitt, Miss. / North Pike High School 

Rashun Jackson / WR / 6-6 / 178 / Camden, Miss. / Velma Jackson High School 

William James / OL / 6-4 / 300 / Columbus, Miss. / Columbus High School 

Jordan Johnson / ATH / 6-0 / 190 / Byram, Miss. / Terry High School 

Kahlil Johnson / DE / 6-5 / 240 / Jackson, Miss. / Provine High School 

Darius Joseph / OL / 6-3 / 285 / Harvey, La. / St. Augustine High School 

Terrell Kennedy III / ATH / 5-11 / 190 / Mobile, Ala. / McGill Toolen High School

Eddie Maxon / OL / 6-4 / 290 / Batesville, Miss. / South Panola High School 

Devon McNeil / DE / 6-4 / 218 / Jackson, Miss. / Provine High School 

Joshua Miller / DB / 5-10 / 175 / Kokomo, Miss. / West Marion High School 

Charles Moffett / OL / 6-8 / 278 / Gulfport, Miss. / Harrison Central High School 

Dario Robinson / WR / ​5-10 / 185 / Amory, Miss. / East Miss. CC 

Leroy Roddy, III / DT / 6-1 / 325 / Zachery, La. / Northeast High School

Vincent Sampson / OL / 6-3 / 290 / Cloutierville, La. / Menard High School 

Rickey Scott, Jr. / LB / 5-10 / 230 / Montgomery, Ala. / Park Crossing High School

Terry Sullivan / RB / 6-1 / 225 / Zachary, La. / Zachary High School

Adrian Tate / OL / 6-6 / 305 / Jackson, Miss. / Murrah High School

Ryan Theyard / CB / 6-2 / 172 / New Orleans, La. / Lusher High School

Deshawn Tillman / DL / 6-4 / 240 / Bruce, Miss. / East Miss. CC 

Cedric Triplett / LB / 6-2 / 225 / Baton Rouge, La. / Madison Prep 

De’Ryan Wansley / WR / 6-4 / 210 / Decatur, Miss. / Newton Co. High School

Keenen Young / WR-SS / 6-1 / 205 / Belleville, Ill. / Althoff Catholic 

 

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