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Oxford Chargers Participate in 2017 National Signing Day at Oxford High School

Oxford Chargers Participate in 2017 National Signing Day at Oxford High School

Nine Oxford Chargers made it official in front of family, coaches and their peers during 2017 National Signing Day: they put their commitment to play on the college level in writing. Oxford Chargers who officially committed on National Signing Day at Oxford High School are (back row, left to right): Oxford Charger Head Football Coach Chris Cutcliffe; Kent Hickinbottom, defensive lineman, Pearl River Community College; DT Thompson, linebacker, Northeast Mississippi Community College; Jerry Quiller, defensive lineman, Pearl River Community College; Kolbe Leary, offensive lineman, Millsaps College; DQ Thomas, defensive back and lineman, Middle Tennessee State University; (front row, left to right) Nick Sisk, defensive lineman, Holmes Community College; Ashton Stewart, offensive lineman, Northwest Mississippi Community College; Colton Skidmore, offensive lineman, Northwest Mississippi Community College; and Devin Rockette, defensive back, University of South Alabama. [Photo Credit: Oxford School District]

Oxford, Mississippi (February 1, 2017)—Nine Oxford Charger student-athletes solidified their commitment to play on the college level in front of family, coaches and their peers during a National Signing Day event in the Oxford High School (OHS) gym.

Oxford High School student athletes who signed a Letter of Intent on February 1, 2017, during the school’s National Signing Day media event are:

  • Kent Hickinbottom, Defensive Lineman—Pearl River Community College
  • Kolbe Leary, Offensive Lineman—Millsaps College
  • Jerry Quiller, Defensive Lineman—Pearl River Community College
  • Devin Rockette, Defensive Back—University of South Alabama
  • Nick Sisk, Defensive Lineman—Holmes Community College
  • Colton Skidmore, Offensive Lineman—Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • Ashton Stewart, Offensive Lineman—Northwest Mississippi Community College
  • DQ Thomas, Defensive Back, Linebacker—Middle Tennessee State University
  • DT Thompson, Linebacker—Northeast Mississippi Community College

“The Charger Football Program is extremely proud of the accomplishments of these young men,” said Oxford Charger Head Football Coach Chris Cutcliffe. “We wish them the best as the continue their careers both in the classroom and on the football field. These nine young men are truly Chargers for life!”

National Signing Day is the first day a high school senior can sign a binding National Letter of Intent for college football or soccer with a school that is a member of the United States National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).

About the Oxford Chargers, 2017 National Signing Day

Kent Hickinbottom

Kent Hickinbottom—Pearl River Community College

Kent Hickinbottom, defensive lineman for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with Pearl River Community College. During his football career at Oxford High School, Kent recorded 136 tackles, seven tackles for loss, five sacks, and recovered three fumbles. In 2016, he was named a member of the 1-5A All-Region Football Team.

Kolbe Leary

Kolbe Leary—Millsaps College

Kolbe Leary, offensive linemen for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with Millsaps College. During Kolbe’s career at Oxford High School, he helped pave the way for Oxford’s fifth 1,000-yard rusher. In 2016, he was named a member of the 1-5A All-Region Football Team.

Jerry Quiller

Jerry Quiller—Pearl River Community College

Jerry Quiller, defensive lineman for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with Pearl River Community College. During Jerry’s career at Oxford High School, he recorded 43 tackles, six tackles for loss, five sacks, and a blocked field goal.

Devin Rockette

Devin Rockette—Univeristy of South Alabama

Devin Rockette, defensive back for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with the University of South Alabama. During Devin’s career at Oxford High School, he totaled 99 tackles, two tackles for loss, three interceptions, four rushing touchdowns, and blocked two field goals. In 2016, Devin was named a member of the 1-5A All-Region Football Team and the 5A All-State Football Team.

Nick Sisk

Nick Sisk—Holmes Community College

Nick Sisk, defensive lineman for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with Holmes Community College. During his career at Oxford High School, he recorded 152 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, and six sacks. In 2016, he was named a member of the 1-5A All-Region Football Team and was elected as a team captain by his teammates.

Colton Skidmore

Colton Skidmore—Northwest Mississippi Community College

Colton Skidmore, offensive lineman for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with Northwest Mississippi Community College. During his career at Oxford High School, he played in a school record 59 games, including a streak of 58 consecutive starts. Colton helped pave the way for new school records in passing yards, rushing yards and receiving yards. He was named a member of the 1-5A All-Region Football Team and the 1-5A All-State Football Team. Colton was also selected to participate in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Football Game and was elected as a team captain by his teammates.

Ashton Stewart

Ashton Stewart—Northwest Mississippi Community College

Ashton Stewart, offensive lineman for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with Northwest Mississippi Community College. During his career at Oxford High School, he was a big part of an offensive line that helped break numerous school records in passing offense and rushing offense. In 2016, Ashton was named a member of the 1-5A All-Region Football Team.

DQ Thomas

DQ Thomas—Middle Tennessee State University

DQ Thomas, defensive back and linebacker for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with Middle Tennessee State University. During his career at Oxford High School, he recorded 280 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, forced four fumbles, recovered five fumbles, nine interceptions, and scored four defensive touchdowns.  In 2016, DQ was named a member of the 1-5A All-Region Football Team, 5A All-State Football Team, selected to participate in the Bernard Blackwell North-South All-Star Football Game, and elected as a team captain by his teammates.

DT Thompson

DT Thompson—Northeast Mississippi Community College

DT Thompson, linebacker for the Oxford Chargers, is signing today with Northeast Mississippi Community College.  During his career at Oxford High School, he recorded 159 tackles, five tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, and recovered a fumble. In 2016, DT was named a member of the 1-5A All-Region Football Team and elected as a team captain by his teammates.