ICC announces key transfer

The highlight of Itawamba Community College’s second week of pre-season football workouts will be a scrimmage this Friday at 5:00 p.m. (new starting time) against Co-Lin at Lambert Stadium.

“This scrimmage will really give us a chance to measure where we are as a team,” said ICC head coach Jeff Terrill, who is in his eighth year at Itawamba. “It will be a test by fire, if you will. Co-Lin will expose weakness and areas we need to address before we open with Jones on the 27th.”

Terrill also officially announced the transfer of wide receiver Demarcus Watts (6’0, 200), who was courted heavily at Atlanta’s Grady High School, where he recorded more than 2,500 yards receiving and 30 touchdowns in his career, by several NCAA Division One heavyweights, including the University of Georgia, before signing late with Georgia Southern. Last year, the former all-city and all-state selection led Georgia Southern in yards per catch (21.1) and caught two touchdowns along with adding a 17 yard carry on the ground.

“There is no question that Demarcus and his division one skill level will help our team,” added Terrill, whose program is one of only four in the state to have qualified for the playoffs in four of the last five years. “We’re already seeing that in practice.”

Terrill also pointed out how excited he and his staff are about the improvement at the wide receiver position led by Watts and University of Kentucky signee, Justin Bean of Tupelo and added, “I thought the Indians had a great first week of practice. The coaching staff was really impressed with the play of our quarterbacks, Bret Jeffcoat (of IAHS) and Tromarcus Toney (of Memphis Melrose HS).

There is no charge for Friday’s exhibition against Co-Lin.

ICC Media Relations

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