LIVE UPDATES: Commits, flips and more: What to expect on Early Signing Day in Mississippi

LIVE UPDATES: Commits, flips and more: What to expect on Early Signing Day in Mississippi
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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - Wednesday marks the first day of the early signing period for college football.

While most of the action is expected to take place on Wednesday, the period lasts through Friday, December 21.

High school athletes across the country are sending in early letters of intent and revealing where they will compete at the next level.

With the day finally here, the dreams of playing college football are about to become a reality for many high school athletes.

The only things left are a signature, a national letter of intent and a fax machine.

This is the second year that athletes are able to sign with their colleges of choice ahead of National Signing Day that will take place on February 6.

According to 247Sports data, roughly 80 percent of prospects that were verbally committed heading into the early signing period last year signed their National Letter of Intent during the three-day period. Among the entire expected number of FBS signees, 65 percent signed in the early period. Consequently, that left roughly 35 percent of the typical available inventory for college programs to choose from in January.

Our team will be at the following signings throughout the day:

  • Brandon OLB Jay Stanley: 7:30 a.m. (Ole Miss) - SIGNED
  • Pelahatchie ATH Javeious Purvis: 7:45 a.m. (Mississippi State) - SIGNED
  • Northwest Rankin S Jarrian Jones: 7:45 a.m. (Mississippi State) - SIGNED
  • Northwest Rankin RB Dee Baker: 7:45 a.m. (Southern Miss) - SIGNED
  • Central Hinds OT Stevie Ballard: 9:30 a.m. (Louisiana Tech) - SIGNED
  • Madison Ridgeland Academy OC Nic Rowan: 10:45 a.m. (Navy) - SIGNED
  • Provine WDE De’Monte Russell 11:00 a.m. (Mississippi State) - SIGNED
  • Jackson Academy QB Kinkead Dent 11:00 a.m. (Ole Miss) - SIGNED
  • St. Joseph WR Kiland Harrison 12:30 p.m. (Tulane) - SIGNED

Horn Lake five-star linebacker Nakobe Dean was listed as the fourteenth best prospect in the country, the #1 ILB in the county and the #1 player in the state of Mississippi. Dean inked with Kirby Smart and the Georgia Bulldogs, over Alabama, LSU and Ole Miss.

Nakobe Dean signs with Kirby Smart over Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss. Source: ESPN
Nakobe Dean signs with Kirby Smart over Alabama, Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss. Source: ESPN

Jackson Prep’s Jerrion Ealy and Brandon’s Jonathon Mingo are two notable prospects that are waiting until February 6′s National Signing Day to send their national letters of intent.

This is where we will update all the signees from in and around the state.

Mississippi State

  • WR Quinton Torbor, Destrehan, LA - 3-star recruit
  • ATH Javeious Purvis, Pelahatchie, MS - 3-star recruit 
  • CB Jarrian Jones, Northwest Rankin - 3-star recruit 
  • DE Jack Harris, Sumrall, MS- 3-star recruit
  • OL Nick Pendley, Canton, GA- 3-star recruit
  • QB Garrett Shrader, Charlotte, NC - 4-star recruit
  • WDE Ani Izuchukwu, Nashville, TN - 4-star recruit
  • RB Lee Witherspoon, Stevenson, AL - 3-star recruit
  • OL LaQuinston Sharp, East Mississippi Community College - 3-star recruit
  • S Fred Peters, Jones County Junior College - 3-star recruit
  • OL Charles Cross, Laurel, MS - 4-star recruit
  • WDE De’Monte Russell, Jackson, MS - 4-star recruit
  • WR Kyziah Pruitt, Macon, MS - 3-star recruit
  • OL Brevyn Jones, Birmingham, AL- 3-star recruit

Ole Miss

  • DB Jalen Jordan, Lake Cormorant, MS - 3-star recruit
  • DB A.J. Finley, Mobile, AL - 3-star recruit
  • OL Reece McIntyre, Buford, GA - 3-star recruit
  • OL Jeremy James, Cumming, GA - 3-star recruit
  • OL Carter Colquitt, Buford, GA - 3-star recruit
  • QB Kinkead Dent, Jackson, MS - 3-star recruit
  • WR Jordan Jernigan, Tupelo, MS - 3-star recruit
  • OL Bryce Ramsey, Gulfport, MS - 3-star recruit
  • OLB Jay Stanley, Brandon, MS - 3-star recruit
  • DB Jamar Richardson, Jones County Junior College, 3-star recruit
  • OL Caleb Warren, Louisville, MS - 3-star recruit
  • OL Nick Broeker, Springfield, IL - 4-star recruit
  • DB Jonathan Haynes, Jones County Junior College - 3-star recruit
  • LB Eric Jeffries, Oxford, MS - 3-star recruit
  • OL Darius Thomas, Jonesboro, AR - 4-star recruit
  • WR Jadon Jackson, Centerton, AR- 3-star recruit
  • DL Sam Williams, Montgomery, AL- 4-star recruit
  • WR Dannis Jackson, Sumrall, MS - 4-star recruit
  • LB Ashanti Cistrunk, Louisville, MS - 3-star recruit
  • DL Patrick Lucas, Wetumpka, AL - 3-star recruit
  • DB Deantre Prince, Charleston, MS - 3-star recruit
  • LB Tavario Standifer, Tupelo, MS - 3-star recruit
  • QB Grant Tisdale, Allen, TX - 3-star recruit
  • WR Dontario Drumond, East Mississippi Community College - 3-star recruit
  • RB Snoop Conner, Hattiesburg, MS - 3-star recruit

Southern Miss

  • RB Dee Baker, Northwest Rankin - 3-star recruit
  • TE Naricuss Driver, Griffin, GA
  • OL Tre Johnson, Orlando, FL - 3-star recruit
  • TE Luke Baker, Naples, FL - 3-star recruit
  • OL Matt Ryals, Purvis, MS
  • OL Louis Smith, D’Iberville, MS - 3-star recruit
  • OL Coker Wright, Brookhaven, MS - 3-star recruit
  • OL Gerquan Scott, Mobile, AL
  • LB Swayze Bozeman, Flora, MS
  • DL Eriq Kitchen, Batesville, MS - 2-star recruit
  • OL Khalique Washington, Lebanon, PA - 3-star recruit
  • ATH Markel McLaurin, Collins, MS
  • OL Tanner Hawthorne, Peoria, AZ - 3-star recruit
  • DB Khalen Leonard, Houston, TX - 2-star recruit
  • ATH TQ Newsome, Gulfport, MS - 3-star recruit
  • WR Chris Scruggs, Clearwater, FL - 3-star recruit
  • QB Chandler Rogers, Mansfield, TX - 3-star recruit
  • ATH Antavious Willis, Camden, MS - 3-star recruit
  • QB Jaden Johnson, Memphis, TN - 3-star recruit

Jackson State

  • DL Emmanuel Olenga, Northeast Mississippi Community College
  • RB Gregory Williams, Memphis, TN 
  • QB Matt Little, Evanston, IL
  • OL Raheem Wilson, Charleston, MS

Notable Mississippi signees

  • Horn Lake LB Nakobe Dean - Georgia
  • Horn Lake ATH Raydarious Jones - LSU
  • Lafayette High School CB Brandon Turnage - Alabama
  • Madison Ridgeland Academy OL Nicolas Rowan - Navy
  • North Panola High School QB KJ Jefferson - Arkansas
  • Gulfport High School OLB Derrick Hall - Auburn
  • Oak Grove High School DB Jarius Reimonenq - Arkansas
  • Central Hinds OT Stevie Ballard - Louisiana Tech 
  • West Point High School DB Ryan Melton - South Alabama
  • Starkville High School RB Rodrigues Clark - Memphis

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