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S/DB Cooper Carroll signing his NLI to Harding University.

Flowood, MS — Jackson Prep’s 2018 National Signing Day came and went, but not before two Patriots signed their National Letter of Intents. Senior S/DB Cooper Carroll (Harding University) and QB Chance Lovertich (Mississippi Gulf Coast CC) finished out their day making two separate college coaching staffs feel much better about the strength of their ‘18 class, and both players will be looking to make immediate impacts to their respectable squad come this fall.

Photo by: Bryson Weeks
QB Chance Lovertich after signing his NLI.

Jackson Prep won their sixth straight state title this past season, and a big reason for that was because they had a more-than-capable athlete running their quarterback position for them. Lovertich was a player that came in with high expectations upon his shoulders, and either met or exceeded all of them. Over the course of his three years as the Patriots quarterback, he played in 40 total games and he passed for over 5400 yards and 70 touchdowns while having a completion percentage of just under 65 percent. Chance time after time would provide a boost for his offense when they needed it, and that is the type of spark that he will look to use to try and bring a title to Perkinston, Mississippi next season.

The Patriot defense was one of the most dominant in the entire state of Mississippi last season, and Cooper Carroll played a large role in making that dominance a reality for Prep. Carroll had a more than commanding Senior season on the defensive side of the ball this past year. He finished out his Prep career with 255 tackles, eight interceptions, and three fumble recoveries. His dominance on the field rewarded him with accolades of being two-time first-team all state, two-time first-team all-district, and a 2017 MAIS All-Star. Cooper, however, was not just a guy that would record stats for the Patriots, but he was also known for his leadership role on the team. Both his leadership abilities and his athletic ability will be crucial in helping lead the Harding Bison to a successful season in 2018.