National Signing Day Roundup - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

National Signing Day Roundup

Ole Miss signing a recruiting class ranked as high as number 4 in the nation by ESPN Wednesday, highlighted by A.J. Brown of Starkville High school spurning hometown Mississippi State to sign with the Rebels. 5-star offensive line prospect Greg Little of Allen, Texas also among Ole Miss' class, joining early enrollees quarterback Shea Patterson and Wayne County defensive lineman Benito Jones in giving the Rebels three 5-star recruits. 

But Dan Mullen and Mississippi State getting the last laugh Wednesday. Noxubee County 5-star defensive end Jeffery Simmons, rumored to be favoring the Rebels, shocked many by signing with the Bulldogs.

Two from the Jackson Metro signed elsewhere in the SEC. Germantown defensive back Nigel Knott is heading to Alabama, while Madison Central tight end Grayson Gunter signed with Arkansas.

Jay Hopson signed his first class at Southern Miss just 48 hours after being introduced as the new head coach of the Golden Eagles. Canton defensive lineman Demarrio Smith and Pisgah's T.J. McGinnis signed with Southern Miss. 

Jackson State announced the signing of 23 high school players Wednesday, part of the Tigers' first recruiting class under new head coach Tony Hughes. With promises of "recruiting the metro", Hughes and JSU received pledges from Jordan Johnson of Terry and Kahlil Johnson and Devon McNeil, both of Provine.

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