Fall Signing Day: Six seniors commit to play college sports

Matthew Myers signs his letter to Ole Miss where he will pitch for the Baseball team. Photo by Stewart McCullough

On Wednesday, November 9th, six senior athletes at Jackson Prep decided to take their talents to the next level and move on to play college sports.

Seniors Cecil Wegner and Charlie Miller put the pen to paper and officially decided to play Division-1 Golf for The University of Mississippi.

For Charlie, this decision was not tough. While having offers from Florida State, Arizona, Mississippi State and Ole Miss, he grew up a Ole Miss fan and has loved the college ever since he could say “hotty toddy.”

“I settled on Ole Miss because I love the school, it was close to home and friends, but the key factor was that the coaches were spectacular along with current team members,” said Miller.

Cecil Wegner, another Ole Miss fan, will join Charlie next year at Ole Miss as they compete in the SEC and throughout the nation.

Another Patriot who will compete for an SEC school next year is Blair Stockett. Blair signed with Mississippi State University to play golf.

These three athletes were major keys to the success that the golf program is having. The golf team is known for it’s swagger on and off the course. In a recent instagram post, members of the team consider themselves to be the #TRUTH. They have played important roles in order for the golf program to bring home 3 state championships in the past few years and will be greatly missed.

On the baseball diamond, last years season resulted in a winning record and a state championship visit. Pitchers Will Warren, Gregory Oden and Matthew Myers signed their letters of intent to play baseball for schools in Mississippi and Louisiana.

Will Warren decided to take his talents to Southeastern Louisiana, a Division-1 school in Hammond, LA. The right-handed pitcher has had an outstanding career at Jackson Prep and will contribute to an already strong pitching staff at Southeastern Louisiana.

Gregory Oden committed to Hinds Community College located in Raymond, Mississippi. Gregory is a special pitcher in that he is a left-handed submarine style pitcher. These pitchers pitch from below their waste to deliver nasty moving pitches. Gregory will join one of the best baseball teams in Junior College sports and offer some different pitches with his submarine style. 

Matthew Myers signed with The University of Mississippi to pitch for them this next school year. Myers is a right-handed classic pitcher that pitches fast and in the strike-zone. Myers will join the number one recruiting class in baseball at Ole Miss and will fight for his position on the diamond.

Last year, Prep sent Noah Hughes and Jake Mangum to Mississippi State while Parker Carraci settled on  Ole Miss. These players would go on to make an impact on both teams with Jake Mangum winning SEC freshman of the year. Based on the legacy of the program, these pitchers have not only much to live up to, but much to anticipate and aspire to in their future. 

Students came to the signing to watch their friends and teammates make the step and achieve their lifelong goal of playing college ball. These six seniors have left their mark on Prep and believe they will represent the school well at the collegiate level. Whether a Rebel, Bulldog, Eagle, or Fighting Lion, their fellow Patriots will have a lot to be proud of and cheer for in the years to come with this young and talented group. 

Blair Stockett signs her letter of intent to play golf for Mississippi State University. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Blair Stockett signs her letter of intent to play golf for Mississippi State University. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Charlie Miller joins Cecil Wegner to play golf for Ole Miss. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Charlie Miller joins Cecil Wegner to play golf for Ole Miss. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Cecil Wegner officially making his decision to play golf for Ole Miss come next year. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Cecil Wegner officially making his decision to play golf for Ole Miss come next year. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Matthew Myers signs his letter to Ole Miss where he will pitch for the Baseball team. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Matthew Myers signs his letter to Ole Miss where he will pitch for the Baseball team. Photo by Stewart McCullough

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Ole Miss Baseball commit, Matthew Myers. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Ole Miss Baseball commit, Matthew Myers. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Greg Oden signs his letter to Hinds Community College where he will play Baseball. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Greg Oden signs his letter to Hinds Community College where he will play Baseball. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Will Warren signs his letter to Southeastern Louisiana where he will pitch for the Baseball team. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Will Warren signs his letter to Southeastern Louisiana where he will pitch for the Baseball team. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Hinds Community College Baseball commit, Greg Oden. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Hinds Community College Baseball commit, Greg Oden. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Southeastern Louisiana Baseball commit, Will Warren. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Southeastern Louisiana Baseball commit, Will Warren. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Ole Miss Golf commit, Cecil Wegner. Photo by Stewart McCullough

Ole Miss Golf commit, Cecil Wegner. Photo by Stewart McCullough