Cellular South announced its Cellular South Gameplan program and the State of Mississippi has reached a milestone. All 12 of the state’s top football prospects met initial NCAA requirements for the first time and will be attending college next fall.
The Cellular South Gameplan has helped more than 35 of Mississippi’s most promising athletes of 2009 meet NCAA Division 1 core course requirements, which includes the 2009 Dandy Dozen, who all qualified and will begin collegiate training this summer. These athletes include: Chad Bumphis of Tupelo High School (Mississippi State University); Tyler Russell of Meridian High School (Mississippi State University); Pat Patterson of Noxubee High School (University of Mississippi); Fletcher Cox of Yazoo City High School (Mississippi State University); Josh Boyd of Philadelphia High School (Mississippi State University); Kendrick Hardy of Lawrence County High School (University of Southern Mississippi); Cameron Lawrence of Magnolia Heights School (Mississippi State University); David Conner of South Panola High School (University of Alabama-Birmingham); Clayton Moore of Louisville High School (University of Mississippi); and, Chris Garrett of Tupelo High School (LSU).
“Congratulations to Cellular South and these student-athletes for their commitment to academic achievement,” said Dr. Hank Bounds, state superintendent of education. “These student-athletes will not only be able to perform on the field, they will be able to perform in the classroom.”