MGCCC sending more to the NextLevel

MGCCC sending more to the NextLevel

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast is sending one of its most accomplished sophomore classes to the Next Level on National Signing Day for football midyear junior college transfers.


This group of Bulldogs was part of a team that's won the 2019 NJCAA championship, as well as an MACCC title and two South Division crowns.


The signing period extends into January, and more players are expected to sign down the road.


Player                    Height    Weight   Position      College

Diwun Black              6'4           215          DB         Florida

Malik Jones                6'3           195          DB         UTSA

Brian Merritt              6'1           290          DL          Houston

Hayden Shook            6'4           315          OL          Tulane

Navonteque Strong     6'0           230          LB          LSU

Carson Williams         6'4           305          OL          Mississippi State


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By: Don Hammack
Sports Information Director
Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College