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Get Some Early Optics on the 2017 College Football Recruiting Picture at the C Spire – High School Football Network Signing Day Event

Tech firm, HSFN team up to sponsor and host day-long focus on annual drama linked to determining the destinies of several major college football programs

Ridgeland, Mississippi (December 13, 2016) – The annual dating ritual between top recruits and major college football programs in Mississippi and across the country is just about over. Now it’s time to get some early optics on which players and schools have decided to go steady for the next several years.

C Spire is teaming up with the High School Football Network (HSFN) to sponsor and host a day-long Signing Day program Wednesday focused on answering a few of the burning questions from die-hard college football fans about where some of their favorite high school and junior college stars have decided to play on Saturday.

Two top high school prospects and 12 top junior college stars are scheduled to formally announce their commitments Wednesday during the special signing day program, which will be live streamed from the first floor conference center of the diversified telecom and technology company’s corporate offices.

Four-star Grenada High School safety C. J. Avery, a Dandy Dozen selection and an early enrollee, will announce his choice from among offers by Auburn, Louisville, Mississippi State and Ole Miss. Clinton High School three-star running back Darius Maberry, verbally committed to Southern Miss, also will disclose his choice.

Other top high school recruits expected to attend the event and discuss their recruitment are Hattiesburg wide receiver Jordan Murphy, a Tennessee verbal commit, Columbus running back Kylin Hill, a Mississippi State verbal commit and MRA offensive guard Saahdiq Charles, an LSU verbal commit.

All announcements will be made via the HSFN’s website - www.hsfnetwork.com. The program starts at 1 p.m. with top junior college players disclosing their school choices followed by the high school segment at 6 p.m. Fans can watch the drama online at HSFN’s website or download the HSFN app from iTunes or the Google Play Store.

Beginning at 3 p.m., SuperTalk’s statewide sports radio talk show - Head to Head with Matt Wyatt and Richard Cross - will broadcast their three-hour program remotely from the same location featuring live interviews with players, coaches and the latest recruiting news from Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Southern Miss among other schools.

The program is co-hosted by Wyatt, a former Mississippi State quarterback. and Cross, a radio and television sports reporter and personality.

Junior college players expected to announce their decisions at the event include:

  • Pearl River quarterback D.J. Gillins: verbally committed to SMU, but with offers from Ole Miss and Auburn.
  • Copiah-Lincoln defensive tackle Deion Pope: verbally committed to Mississippi State.
  • Copiah-Lincoln offensive tackle Tommy Champion: verbally committed to Mississippi State.
  • Copiah-Lincoln safety Jaquarius Landrews: verbally committed to Minnesota, but has interest from Mississippi State, where he was previously committed.
  • Northwest Mississippi cornerback Tito Windham: verbally committed to Memphis.
  • Northwest Mississippi defensive tackle Jalen Harvey: verbally committed to West Virginia.
  • Northwest Mississippi outside linebacker Quondarius Qualls: verbally committed to West Virginia.
  • Northeast Mississippi offensive tackle Jo’Quarius Savage: has offers from Texas Tech and Oregon State.
  • Pearl River defensive end Keyshaun Simmons: verbally committed to Kansas.
  • Northeast Mississippi linebacker Brenden Williams: verbally committed to Ole Miss, but with offers from Western Kentucky and Troy.
  • Copiah-Lincoln wide receiver Alexander Hollins: verbally committed to Eastern Illinois.
  • Copiah-Lincoln running back Ladarius Galloway: verbally committed to UT Martin.

“High school and college football fans are passionate about their teams and players. We want to help them celebrate our state’s rich gridiron tradition,” said Jim Richmond, vice president of Corporate Communications for C Spire. “By partnering with HSFN and hosting this event, we can deliver some of the best content around to an eager audience.”

For HSFN viewers who sign up for the event, C Spire and HSFN will conduct a drawing for a gift basket and a pair of VIP tickets to an upcoming C Spire Live “Day of Country” concert on May 20 in Madison featuring country music superstar Kenny Chesney. The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the program.

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