Smither's former Northeast Tiger football players continue careers


BOONEVILLE – Northeast Mississippi Community College sophomore linebacker J.R. White of Tuscumbia, Alabama became the eighth member of the 2012 Tiger football team to continue their careers when he signed with the University of North Alabama on National Signing Day.

White joins Donnell Chapman, a tight end from Batesville who signed with Missouri Southern State University; Jonathan Harrison a punter from Belmont who signed with Central Arkansas; Lavon Hook, a defensive end from Atlanta who signed with the University of Mississippi as Tigers carrying on their football careers.

Tigers signing with four-year schools also included Jay Jones, a running back from Horn Lake, who signed with the University of South Alabama along with Nick Thomason, a linebacker from Muscle Shoals, Alabama, who signed with Louisiana Tech University; Johnathan Braddock, an offensive lineman from Ripley, who signed with Southeastern Louisiana and Logan Stokes, a tight end from Muscle Shoals, Alabama who ink with Lousiana State University.

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