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February 10, 2013

East Central signs four more to 2013 class

MERIDIAN — East Central Community College announced the signing of 16 new players to the 2013 class on Wednesday. Since then, head coach Ken Karcher and his staff have been hard at work, as they have added four more future Warriors to the class.

    Joining the 2013 class will be defensive lineman Romario Cobb (Ocean Springs HS); defensive end Jeremy Pyles (Oxford HS, Ala.); safety Blake Gordon (NW Rankin HS) and quarterback Jacori Taylor (Early County HS. Ga.).

    Highlighting the group is Taylor, who gives the Warriors a much-needed answer at the quarterback position. The 6-foot-3, 225-pound quarterback gives East Central a dual-threat on offense, as Taylor has shown the ability to beat defenders in the air or use his frame to bowl over them on the ground.

    “He's a good looking kid,” Karcher said. “He runs very well and throws the ball well. He is a guy that we think that can help us at the present time with where we are as a program. We are pretty excited about him.”

    Cobb was a force for Ocean Springs last season, totaling 97 tackles, eight sacks 15 tackles for a loss and 12 hurries while forcing three fumbles. Gordon recorded 49 tackles, 14 assists and two tackles for a loss for Northwest Rankin last year.

    “Romario is a guy that fits another need for us, which is the defensive line position,” Karcher said. We like what we have seen from him on film, and he should be able to come in and help us.

    “We feel Blake is a guy that can come in and is a good football player. He's somebody you would classify as a football player, and we need a lot of football  players on this team.”

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