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Published 12:00 am Friday, February 3, 2012

South Panola’s Issac Gross (front, center) sits back and smiles after signing a national letter of intent to play for Ole Miss on Wednesday morning, February 1. He was surrounded by family and coaches as he made his decision after expressing doubts on radio Tuesday about signing with Ole Miss. The Panolian photo by Myra Bean

Temario Strong signs with Ole Miss Wednesday morning. The Panolian photos by Myra Bean

Kendall Carr signs with Northwest Community College.

Nick Johnson signs with Northeast Community College in Booneville.

Sean Rogers signed to play with Northeast Community College in Booneville.

Ron Taylor signed to play with Northeast Community College in Booneville.

Hunter Lawrence signs to play with Northwest Community College.

Seven seniors from South Panola sign national letters of intent

Seven football players from South Panola announce their college of choice at a press conference Wednesday morning in the high school media center.

The long awaited announcement came as the seventh player put his name to the scholarship. Issac Gross signed a national letter of intent to play at Ole Miss. Tuesday night he had expressed doubts about signing with Ole Miss after taking an official visit to the University of Southern Mississippi over the weekend.

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Joining Gross at Ole Miss is teammate Temario Strong, the third Strong from South Panola to sign with the Rebels. He is following in the foot steps of his uncle Eddie Strong and cousin Chris Strong. Both Strong and Gross verbally committed to the Rebels last April.

Five other players signed with community colleges. Signing with Northwest Community College were Hunter Lawrence and Kendall Carr. Signing with Northeast Community College were Nick Johnson, Sean Rogers and Ron Taylor.