By Austin Bishop
The Choctaw Plaindealer
Five Choctaw County High School athletes and one from French Camp Academy were all expected to sign football scholarships on Wednesday.
Choctaw County High School defensive lineman Taboris Lee was planning to sign with the University of Louisiana-Lafayette, an NCAA Division I football program that competes in the Sun Belt Conference and is coached by Winston County native Mark Hudspeth.
French Camp Academy quarterback Jesse Hosket, who led his Panthers to the MHSAA Class 1A State Championship this past December, has indicated he will sign with Itawamba Community College on Wednesday.
Four other Choctaw County High School Chargers are expected to sign on Wednesday as well. Paxton Sims and Tre Brown are both committed to sign with Co-Lin, while Willie Miller is leaning toward signing with Co-Lin as well, while Jay Davis appears to be going to sign with Itawamba.
T.C. Hatchett, who played defensive back for CCHS this past season, is already enrolled at Co-Lin, giving the Chargers a total of six players signing football scholarships in the schools first year of existence.
“We are very pleased,” said CCHS he’d football coach Adam Dillinger. “That’s a lot to have and we are proud of each of these guys and the opportunities they are getting.”
While players can commit to school at any time they want to, they can not officially sign a scholarship until National Signing Day, which this year fell on Wednesday, Feb. 5.
Look for photos of each of these athletes as well as complete stories in next week’s edition of the Choctaw Plaindealer.