February 6, 2020

East Central Community College head football coach Ken Karcher announced the addition of 20 new members to the Warrior football team on National Signing Day Wednesday, Feb. 5.

The newcomers are all high school seniors.

“We are excited to welcome these 20 young men to our football family,” said Karcher. “Our staff once again did an excellent job in finding young men who are good football players and a good fit our mission at East Central. We are looking forward to working with each one of them. We will continue to look to meet other needs as we work through the spring.”

Players signing with ECCC Feb. 5 included:

  • Rish Alford, a 5-9, 195-pound linebacker from Houston High School.
  • Ethan Bond, a 6-3, 270-pound offensive lineman from Columbia High School.
  • Keyser Booth, a 5-7, 155-pound running back from Jefferson Davis County High School in Bassfield.
  • Juke Boozer, a 6-3, 190-pound wide receiver from Rockmart High School, Ga.
  • Kyle Brewer, a 5-11, 190-pound athlete from Magnolia Heights School in Senatobia.
  • Demarquese Gibson, a 5-11, 190-pound running back from Grenada High School.
  • Ray Gibson, a 6-2, 270-pound defensive lineman from Neshoba Central High School.
  • Eli Gooden, a 6-0, 270-pound offensive lineman from Hartfield Academy in Flowood.
  • Kristian Hopkins, a 5-11, 200-pound linebacker from Louisville High School.
  • Kedrick Horton, a 6-3, 235-pound tight end from Mize High School.
  • Manuel Hillman, a 6-0, 185-pound long snapper from Petal High School.
  • Josten James, a 5-9, 165-pound defensive back from Stone High School in Wiggins.
  • Phameko James, a 6-2, 185-pound wide receiver from Hazlehurst High School.
  • Ke’Sean Johnson, a 5-11, 205-pound athlete from Quitman High School.
  • Sadarion Magee, a 5-10, 170-pound defensive back from Columbia High School.
  • RJ Proctor, a 6-1, 260-pound defensive lineman from Petal High School.
  • Michael Rush, a 6-1, 285-pound offensive lineman from Union High School.
  • Deandre Shorts, a 5-10, 170-pound defensive back from Jefferson Davis County High School in Bassfield.
  • Kevin Walters, a 6-1, 300-pound defensive lineman from Petal High School.
  • Larry Wilson, a 5-9, 160-pound running back from Hazlehurst High School.

The East Central Community College Warriors open the 2020 season on Thursday, Aug. 27, when they host East Mississippi Community College at 6:30 p.m. in Bailey Stadium on the ECCC campus in Decatur.