National Signing Day: Part 1

Feb. 6, 2019

Posted: Feb. 6, 2019 5:35 PM
Updated: Feb. 6, 2019 5:35 PM

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the wtva sports team. it's national signing day, where high school football players across the country make their official decisions on where they will play in college. wtva sports director jim holder joins us with a look at what's happened locally today. these days, we have two of these. there's the early signing period in december, and the regular signing day that we're used to here in february. we're doing things a little different this time. we're showcasing different signees on different shows, and we're posting them to wtva.com. saltillo was one of our first stops today. tiger linebacker jamarcus smith signed with northeast. smith has been all-district the last two seasons, and he was honorable mention as a sophomore. he averaged almost nine tackles per game during his high school career. "coach told me he liked the way i run to the ball, the hustle and effort i give, and he would just like for me to play for them." a trio of pontotoc warriors all signed with icc. ralph dunn, immanuel vance, and caleb triplett will all be indians next year. these three were impact players as freshmen, and part of a warrior senior class that went 42-12. all three are ready to get started at icc. school." caleb triplett (signed with icc): 'i'm like super excited and like so pumped and ready to hit the field right now.' ralph dunn (signed with icc): 'it means a lot. i got family up there already. we just gonna get everything rolling.' immanuel vance (signed with icc): 'it's a blessing, man. it means a lot to me. i'm just hoping to do what i'm supposed to do get, get some more offers, get on out of here and get to a four-year school.' and we're just scratching the surface as far as today's area signees go. we'll have more coming up in the next half-hour, and also at five and six. until then, i'm jim holder, wtva nine sports. mississippi
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