WESSON, Miss. – For years now Copiah-Lincoln Community College has been a leader in the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges (MACJC) in graduating football players in December, and 2017 was no different. The Wolves boasted 22 December grads on a roster of 29 sophomores earlier this week.
Student-athletes who graduate early have an enormous advantage when moving on to a four-year program in all aspects of the game, and having the ability to practice in the spring with four-year schools is highly desired.
"The big thing we talk about to our guys is making yourself marketable," said Co-Lin head coach Glenn Davis. "Graduating in December makes our players extremely valuable to these programs that are recruiting our players."
Co-Lin has built an atmosphere of success around student-athletes in providing opportunities on the field and in the classroom.
"Our success in graduating our student-athletes really shows the support the faculty gives us, and how they always go the extra mile," said Davis. " This would not be possible without them and the support of our administration."
Several of Co-Lin's December graduates are signing with four-year schools to continue their football careers. Signing day for community college graduates is December 20. To stay up-to-date with all Co-Lin signees visit colinathletics.com.