Two JCJC players sign with DI schools

Written By: Shawn Wansley
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Date Submitted: 2010-12-15 19:16:31

 ELLISVILLE – Two Jones County Junior College defensive linemen signed scholarships with NCAA Division I football teams on Wednesday.

JCJC defensive end Ryan Robinson signed a scholarship with Oklahoma State University and defensive tackle Jo’nal White inked with Louisiana Tech.

Robinson, a 6-foot-5, 255-pound sophomore, and White, a 6-foot-1, 295-pound sophomore, both graduated in December from JCJC. Both players are expected to enroll at their respective senior colleges in January.

Robinson enjoyed a standout, two-year career for head coach Eddie Pierce’s Bobcats. This past season, Robinson was named the MACJC South Division’s Most Valuable Defensive Lineman. He was a first-team, All-MACJC and All-Region 23 selection. As a freshman, Robinson made the All-MACJC second team.

As a sophomore, Robinson was credited with 49 solo tackles, 15 assists and 64 total tackles. He had 13 tackles for losses, eight sacks for minus 37 yards and one forced fumble.

Robinson, who is from Buford, Ga., and played at Mill Creek High School, signed with OSU out of high school. He follows another Bobcat to Stillwater. Collins’ product Jeremiah Price played for the Cowboys in 2008-09 after playing for JCJC in 2006-07.

White, who played at Ruston High School in Ruston, La., had 28 solo tackles, 17 assists and 45 total tackles. He had seven tackles for losses and three and ½ sacks for minus 18 yards.

Wednesday was the first day junior college players could sign with senior colleges.


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