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JPS Student-Athletes Participate in Districtwide Signing Day Event

February 15, 2019

Jackson Public Schools had 12 student-athletes to announce their college commitments at its Districtwide signing ceremony held on National Signing Day February 6, 2019. Breland Speaks, a 2014 graduate of Callaway High School who just completed his rookie year with the Kansas City Chiefs, came home to deliver the Words of Encouragement for the ceremony. The signees accepted scholarships to play their preferred sport at the next level.

Though they did not announce their college commitments, three students were recognized as WAPT Blitz 16 BankPlus Scholar Athletes. Rodreekus Bush plays basketball and runs track at Forest Hill High School. Ruben Banks of Jim Hill participates in golf and judo. Trevon Rodgers plays football and runs track at Murrah High School. The WAPT Scholar Athlete award recognizes the top high school athletes in the Jackson metro area for their hard work in the classroom and in the field of athletic competition.

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Senior athletes from several JPS high schools signed scholarship acceptance letters during a Districtwide National Signing Day event held February 6, 2019, in the JPS School Board Meeting Room. Three additional students were recognized as WAPT Blitz 16 BankPlus Scholar Athletes.


Sport/Head Coach Name Institution
Football/Chadwick Germany Justin Manning Hinds Community College
Football Lakenith Thompson Co-Lin Community College
Football Greg White Alcorn State University

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Sport/Head Coach Name Institution
Football/Desmond Dixon Jacquel Honer Jackson State University
Baseball/Samuel Campbell Jordan Holt Mississippi Delta Community College


Sport/Head Coach Name Institution
Basketball (Girls)/Jonas James Tamia Brown Hinds Community College
Basketball (Girls) Keshuna Luckett Jackson State University


Sport/Head Coach Name Institution
Football/Damien Gary Jalen Bracy Jackson State University
Soccer (Boys)/Renaldo Milsap Torenzo Williams Meridian Community College


Sport/Head Coach Name Institution
Football/Tim Wilson Patrick Johnson Jackson State University
Football De'Monte Russell Mississippi State University


Sport/Head Coach Name Institution
Boys Basketball/Spencer Gatlin Stephon Thomas Hinds Community College

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