Friday, January 7, 2011

Morgan: MVSU signs six JUCO players; DSU's success trickles down to recruiting

Karl Morgan's first year at Mississippi Valley State was one that he likely wants to forget. And the first step to getting beyond an 0-11 season is to start on the next one. And that's what Morgan and his staff are doing.
MVSU will welcome six JUCO signees in the spring when school starts next Thursday, Jan. 13, according to Morgan. Five of the six players are from Mississippi, he added.
The names will be released "soon," said the school's sports information director.
Morgan added that he hopes to sign "two or three more" JUCO players before the signing period ends.
Morgan also added that sophomore offensive lineman Jamell House will transfer. Morgan said he is unsure where the Little Rock, Ark. native will land.

As for the Delta State Statesmen, a nationally televised game can help in a lot of ways — especially recruiting.
DSU coach Ron Roberts said three Mississippi high school players have verbally committed, while they have offered scholarships to 19 other players from the state. To keep other schools from pouncing on prospects, he said the their names will remain in-house for now.
Roberts added that he and his staff are "a little behind" on recruiting JUCO players but he hopes to catch up soon.
"We'll get out and find out who's available," said Roberts.

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