Who Is Next? :: National Signing Day 2018

Who Is Next? :: National Signing Day 2018

A new class of student-athletes has joined the long line of greats who have played at Gulf Coast. Find out Who Is Next to go on to the Next Level and the Pros after National Signing Day 2018

Name High School Height Weight
Shaun Anderson Picayune 5'10 160
Danny Blanks Collins 6'0 250
Austin Bolton Poplarville 5'8 170
Tijuane Bolton Perry Central 6'2 215
London Bowers DeSoto Central 5'8 170
Marquise Bridges Petal 6'1 185
Hayden Burton Parklane Academy 6'5 308
Jackson Byrd Resurrection Catholic 6'1 285
Anthony Day Sophie B. Wright 6'2 240
T.J. Ficklin Brandon 6'2 190
Jahmel Flowers Discovery 6'5 220
Cole Freeman West Lauderdale 6'2 292
Lajavieon Gammage Bay Springs 6'3 215
Shelvin Hudson Jr. Jefferson County 6'4 215
Chase Jones Harrison Central 6'4 215
Tylan Jones Lake Cormorant 6'3 300
Maljon Joor Callaway 6'6 295
Perry Keyes Taylorsville 6'3 172
Chance Lovertich Jackson Prep 5'11 182
Jackie Matthews Pinson Valley 5'11 182
Mystikal McGhee Booker T. Washington 6'1 170
Jarious Newsome Mendenhall 6'1 312
Terrance Newell Clinton 6'2 175
Trey Proctor Brandon 6'0 185
Javarius Spann Brandon 6'1 205
Brandon Tartavoulle St. Stanislaus 6'3 300
Case Taylor East Rankin Academy 6'3 198
Cameron Young Franklin County 6'5 255

 

Shaun Anderson, Picayune, 5-10, 160

High School: As a senior, ran 252 times for 2,349 yards and 29 touchdowns … Named Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 5A All-State First Team, Player of the Year in Region 4-5A and to Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Team … As a junior, ran 99 times for 1,096 yards and 8 touchdowns … Named to All-Region 4-5A First Team ... Selected to play in South Mississippi All-Star Class Futures Game in baseball ... Played for Coach Dodd Lee.

Danny Blanks, Collins, 6'0, 250

High School: As a senior, had 73 tackles, 28 assists, 3 sacks and 1 rushing touchdown … Named to the Hattiesburg American All-Area Honorable Mention Team ... As a sophomore, had 47 tackles and 1 sack … Helped lead Collins to the Class 3A state championship ... Played for Coach Eric Booth.

Austin Bolton, Poplarville, 5'8, 170

High School: As a senior, ran 213 times for 2,300 yards, 30 touchdowns … Named to Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A All-State First Team and Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Team ... Selected to play in Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Classic ... As a junior, ran 196 times for 1,746 yards and 21 touchdowns … Helped lead Poplaville to the Class 4A state championship game … As a sophomore, ran 196 times for 1,319 yards and 15 touchdowns … Played for Coach Jonathan Ray.

Tijuane Bolton, Perry Central, 6'2, 215

High School: As a senior, selected to play in Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic … Named Region 8-2A Defensive MVP ... Named to Hattiesburg American All-Area First Team … Played for Coach Chip Bilderback.

London Bowers, DeSoto Central, 5'8, 170

High School: As a senior, had 27 tackles, 20 assists, 4 INT and 3 FR … As a junior, had 33 tackles, 28 assists, 5 INT and 1 FR … AS a sophomore, had 46 tackles and 1 INT … Played for Coach Shelby Ford. 

Marquise Bridges, Petal, 6'1, 185

High School: As a senior, had 27 catches for 297 yards and 3 touchdowns … Named to Hattiesburg American All-Area Honorable Mention team … As a junior, had 23 catches for 247 yards and 1 touchdown … Played for Coach Marcus Boyles. 

Hayden Burton, Parklane Academy, 6'5, 308

High School: As a senior, named to Mississippi Association of Independent Schools Overall Preseason All-State Team … Selected to play in MAIS All-Star Game … Helped lead Parklane to MAIS Class AAAA-D1 championship game … Played for Coach Brian Stutzman.

Jackson Byrd, Resurrection Catholic, 6'1, 285

High School: As a senior, had 75 tackles, 32 assists, 38 TFL, 10 sacks, 16 QBH and 2 FF, and also had 47 pancake blocks while averaging 35.8 yards per punt … Selected to play in Bernard Blackwell North/South All-Star Classic ... Named to Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 1A All-State First Team and Defensive MVP and Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Team ... As a junior, had 53 tackles, 29 assists, 24 TFL, 5 sacks, 8 QBH, 3 FF, 2 FR and 1 punt block, and also had 66 pancake blocks … Named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 1A All-State First Team ... Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Team ... As a sophomore, had 57 tackles, 28 assists, 4 TFL, 6 sacks, 7 QBH, 3 FF and 1 FR, and also had 52 pancake blocks ... Played for Coach Scott Sisson.

Anthony Day, Sophie B. Wright, 6'2, 240

High School: As a senior, named All-District 9-3A Defensive MVP ... Played for DeCarlos Holmes.

T.J. Ficklin, Brandon, 6'2, 190

High School: As a senior, had 5 INT, 3 sacks, 8 QBH, 12 TFL and 10 PD … Named to Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 6A All-State First Team and Clarion-Ledger All-State First Team … Selected to play in Mississippi/Alabama All-Star Game ... As a junior, had 46 tackles, 39 assists, 1 sack, 2 QBH, 1 INT, 11 PD and 3 FF ... As a sophomore, had 18 tackles, 23 assists, 1 TFL, 2 INT, 10 PD and 1 FR ... Played for Coach Tyler Peterson.

Jahmel Flowers, Discovery, 6'5, 220

High School: As a senior, had 26 tackles, 3 TFL, 3 sacks, 2 QBH and 1 FF … Selected to the All-Region 6-AAAAAAA Second Team ... Played for Coach Efram Hill.

Cole Freeman, West Lauderdale, 6'2, 292

High School: As a senior, named to Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A All-State First Team … As a junior, named Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 4A All-State First Team and Region 5-4A Most Valuable Offensive Lineman … Played for Coach Brock Clay.

Lajavieon Gammage, Bay Springs, 6'3, 215

High School: As a senior, had 48 tackles, 1 TFL, 4 sacks, 1 PD, 3 FF and 1 blocked punt, along with 28 catches for 397 yards and 1 touchdown … Selected to play in Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic ... As a junior, had 46 tackles, 1 TFL and 5 sacks … Named to All-Region 5-2A First Team ... Played for Coach Dan Bradley.

Shelvin Hudson Jr., Jefferson County, 6'4, 215

High School: As a senior, had 19 tackles, 24 assists, 1 sack, 3 QBH, 2 PD, 1 FF and 1 FR … Named to the All-Region 3-7A First Team and Natchez Democrat All-Metro Third Team ... As a junior, had 13 tackles, 23 assists and 6 QBH … Played for Coach James Herrington.

Chase Jones, Harrison Central, 6'4, 215

High School: As a senior, completed 50 of 106 passes for 558 yards and 9 touchdowns, while running 46 times for 310 yards and 1 TD … As a junior, caught 15 passes for 379 yards and 6 touchdowns … Named to the All-Region 4-6A First Team ... Played for Coach Casey Cain.

Tylan Jones, Lake Cormorant, 6'3, 300

High School: As a senior, had 31 tackles, 21 assists, 20 TFL, 2 sacks and 3 QBH … Named to All-Region 1-5A Second Team ... As a junior, had 18 tackles, 87 assists, 9 TFL, 0.5 sacks, 2 QBH, 1 PD and 1 FF … Named to Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 5A All-State Second Team and All-Region 1-5A Second Team ...As a sophomore, had 14 tackles, 18 assists, 4 sacks, 5 QBH and 1 FF … Played for Coach Nick Nester.

Maljon Joor, Callaway, 6'6, 295

High School: Named to Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 5A First Team, USA Today All-USA Mississippi Second Team and Clarion-Ledger All-State Second Team … Selected to play in Mississippi--Alabama All-Star Game … Played for Coach Patrick Austin.

Perry Keyes, Taylorsville, 6'3, 172

High School: As a senior, had 71 catches for 1,260 yards and 10 touchdowns and had 32 tackles, 7 assists, 2 TFL and 3 INT ... Named to Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 2A All-State First Team, Clarion-Ledger All-State First Team and All-Region 5-2A First Team ... Selected to play in Bernard Blackwell Classic All-Star Game, where he was the South Offensive MVP … Helped lead Taylorsville to the Class 2A state championship … As a sophomore, had 38 catches for 562 yards and 3 TD with 40 tackles, 8 assists, 3 INT, 7 passes defended and 1 FF ... Played for Coach Chuck Robertson.

Chance Lovertich, Jackson Prep, 5'11, 182

High School: As a senior, completed 112 of 173 passes for 2,274 yards, 32 touchdowns and 3 interceptions while rushing for 3 touchdowns … Averaged 42.4 yards on 15 punts with 5 inside the 20 … Led Jackson Prep its third straight MAIS Class AAAA-D1 state championship as a starter ... Named to MaxPreps Medium Schools All-American First Team as a punter and Clarion-Ledger All-State Second Team as a quarterback ... As a junior, completed 110 of 169 passes for 1,926 yards, 25 touchdowns and no interceptions … Averaged 41.9 yards on 35 punts with 15 inside the 20 ... Named to Clarion-Ledger All-State Second Team as punter ... As a sophomore, completed 64 of 99 passes for 1,233 yards, 15 touchdowns and 3 interceptions ... Played for Coach Ricky Black.

Jackie Matthews, Pinson Valley, 5'11, 182

High School: As a senior, helped lead Pinson Valley to Alabama Class 6A state championship … Played quarterback from 2014-16, compiling an 18-10 record … Played for Coach Patrick Nix.

Mystikal McGhee, Booker T. Washington, 6'1, 170

High School: As a senior, had 53 catches for 825 yards and 7 touchdowns … Selected to play in the Subway High School All-Star Football Game ... Named to the WEAR All-Northwest Florida Team and the Pensacola News Journal All-Area Team ... As a junior, caught passes for 921 yards and 5 touchdowns … Played for Coach Charlie Ward.

Jarious Newsome, Mendenhall, 6'1, 312

High School: As a senior, had 37 tackles, 17 assists, 4 sacks, 1 PD and 1 FR … Played for Coach Durwood Anderson.

Terrance Newell, Clinton, 6'2, 175

High School: As a senior, had 30 catches for 515 yards and 3 touchdowns … As a junior, helped Clinton win the Class 6A state championship … Played for Coach Judd Boswell. 

Trey Proctor, Brandon, 6'0, 185

High School: As a junior, had 30 tackles, 24 assists, 2 TFL, 2 QBH, 1 INT, 10 PD, 1 FR and 3 TD (1 IR, 1 FR, 1 KOR) … As a sophomore, had 18 tackles, 8 assists, 1 TFL, 1 INT, 7 PD and 1 TD INT … Played for Coach Tyler Peterson.

Javarius Spann, Brandon, 6'1, 205

High School: As a senior, ran 178 times for 1,223 yards and 15 touchdowns, and had 23 tackles, 25 assists, 5 TFL, 1 sack, 7 QBH, 1 int, 1 1 FR and 1 FF… As a junior, had 70 tackles, 52 assists, 16 TFL, 9 sacks, 20 QBH, 5 PD, 1 FR and 2 FF ... As a sophomore, had 28 tackles, 24 assists, 4.5 sacks, 9 QBH, 1 INT, 1 PD, 2 FR and 4 FF … Played for Coach Tyler Peterson.

Brandon Tartavoulle, St. Stanislaus, 6'3, 300

High School: As a senior, selected to play in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game … Named to Clarion-Ledger All-State Second Team and Sun Herald All-South Mississippi Team … Played for Coach Bill Conides. 

Case Taylor, East Rankin Academy, 6'3, 198

High School: As a senior, named to All-MAIS First Team for third year and MAIS Preseason All-Gridiron Team for the second time … Played for Coach Durwood Anderson.

Cameron Young, Franklin County, 6'5, 255

High School: As a senior, had 61 tackles, 11 sacks, 2 FR, 1 FF and 1 touchdown receiving … Named to Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 3A Second Team and Natchez Democrat All-Metro Third Team ... Selected to play in Bernard Blackwell All-Star Classic ... As s junior, had 90 tackles, 10 sacks, 1 INT, 1 FR and 2 touchdowns receiving … Named to the Mississippi Association of Coaches Class 3A All-State First Team, All-Region 7-3A First Team, The Natchez Democrat All-Metro First Team and The Daily Leader Primetime 23 ... As a sophomore, had 75 tackles, 9 sacks, 3 PD, 2 FR and 4 FR ... Named to All-Region 7-3A First Team … Played for Coach Trey Woodard.

 

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