National Signing Day (NSD) in early February was once again a success for the Northeast Mississippi Community College football program.
But the Tigers are hoping to bolster their roster even further by giving local athletes one last opportunity to showcase their skills on the gridiron.
Northeast has scheduled an open tryout date for Tuesday, March 3. The session will take place on the practice field, which is located directly behind the visitors bleachers of Tiger Stadium.
Registration will begin at 3 p.m. at the Tiger Field House with the tryout beginning less than one hour later. There is absolutely no cost to register for this offseason event.
All entrants must bring an up-to-date copy of a physical and sign a release of liability form, which is available to download at www.nemccathletics.com. The tryout should last no longer than two hours.
Each participant is expected to bring their own equipment, which includes but is not limited to athletic apparel, tennis shoes and cleats. Footballs sanctioned by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will be provided by Northeast.
Players should expect a combine-style format. All athletes will go through testing at their respective positions through various drills that are conducted by the Northeast coaching staff.
This tryout is only for prospective student-athletes that are graduating high school seniors that have not signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with another institution of higher learning.
Northeast has a well-known reputation of developing elite talent. That includes Sam Williams, who won the 2018 NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year award and is now a senior at the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).
The Tigers also boast four players that are currently on National Football League (NFL) rosters, including Mario Addison at Carolina, Lavon Hooks in Pittsburgh, Daniel Ross at Dallas and Baltimore’s Brynden Trawick.
For more information about tryouts for Northeast’s football program, contact head coach Greg Davis at 662-720-7580 or by email at email@example.com.