Another Southeastern Conference football signee will be playing this year at Itawamba Community College.
This time, it’s Tupelo High School’s Justin Bean, who had signed with Kentucky in February but did not meet NCAA academic requirements, that has made the decision to play for ICC this fall. The wide receiver, who is the sixth member of last year’s Golden Wave squad to sign with the Indians, is currently enrolled in the second term of summer school at Itawamba.
“We’re thrilled to have Justin aboard with us,” said ICC head coach Jeff Terrill, whose program has made it to the post-season in four of the last five years. “He is a terrific kid with a great attitude and by originally signing with an SEC school, we all know about what he can do on the football field.”
During his senior season, Bean, who was a first team all-area selection by the Daily Journal, caught 36 of LSU signee Chris Garrett’s passes, for 753 yards and six touchdowns.
“I really like it here at ICC,” said Bean before his afternoon workout. “I know so many of these guys on the team and I’m hoping to add another deep threat at the wide receiver position for us.”
Terrill gives a lot of the credit to his assistant head coach and offensive coordinator, Jeff Carter, for getting the 6’2, 180 pound standout on the Fulton campus.
“Jeff was there in the recruiting process from day one with Justin and he did a great job of being there for him the entire way,” added Terrill, whose program has won 27 of its last 38 regular season games.
Bean joins Mississippi State signee, Darius Slay of Brunswick, GA, who had 1,300 yards receiving with 15 touchdowns and six interceptions in 2008, on this year’s football roster at Itawamba Community College.
ICC Media Relations