When the fourth quarter ended at Davis-Wade Stadium on the campus of Mississippi State University, years of hard work paid off when the Clinton Arrows lifted the 2016 MHSAA 6A State Championship trophy.
For many of those seniors, that night was the culmination of their football career. They had put in the work with their fellow Arrows and had finished the season on top.
However, for eight Arrows, that Friday night would not be the end of their days on the gridiron.
Wednesday, February 1 was National Signing Day, and seven Arrows signed Letters of Intent to play football at the university or community college level next fall.
Four-Star Dandy Dozen Athlete Kam’Ron White committed to Iowa State early his senior year but ended up decommitting in January 2017. On National Signing Day, White ended up choosing Ole Miss over Minnesota and Iowa State.
All-Star Running Back Darius Maberry signed with Southern Miss after committing to coach Jay Hopson’s Golden Eagles early.
On December 27, 2016, Five-Star Dandy Dozen Quarterback/Running Back Cam Akers announced he would enroll early to FSU during a live-streamed announcement from the Mississippi Hall of Fame.