Five Tornadoes sign football letters of intent on National Signing Day

Following a successful senior year on the field, five Laurel Tornado Football Team members signed letters of intent for various colleges around the state.

Laurel High School football standout Octavious Cooley signed a letter of intent with the University of Mississippi as part of National Signing Day. Pictured (seated) are his grandfather Carl Blakely, Octavious Cooley, mother Lori Cooley, (standing) LHS Head Coach Todd Breland, his brother Joseph Clanton, aunt Jeanella Rahming, great grandfather Lornza Cooley, cousin Carlita Dempsey, cousin Kyle Cooley and LHS Coach Ray Pickering.

Laurel High School football standout Keon Howard signed a letter of intent with the University of Southern Mississippi as part of National Signing Day. Pictured (seated) are his mother Karen Howard, Keon Howard, mother Charlotte Woods, (standing) grandfather Ledrow Smith, father Anthony Howard, aunt Jeanette Brown Byrd, and uncle John Stennis.

Laurel High School football standout Malik Cooley signed a letter of intent with Jones County Junior College as part of National Signing Day. Pictured (seated) are his father Ricky Cooley, Malik Cooley holding his niece Nazaro Evans, mother Latasha Smith, (standing) Principal Jaymar Jackson, Coach Ray Pickering, Head Coach Todd Breland, Coach Buddy Duke, and Coach William Clay.

Laurel High School football standout Thakarius Keyes signed a letter of intent with East Mississippi Community College as part of National Signing Day. Pictured (seated) are his sister Raven Hudgies holding his nephew Amari Kirk, Thakarius Keyes, mother Tonya Weathersby, (standing) his aunt and LHS Counselor Roslyn Haskin, Head Coach Todd Breland and Principal Jaymar Jackson.

Laurel High School football standout Johnny Barnett signed a letter of intent with East Mississippi Community College as part of National Signing Day. Pictured (seated) are his mother Patrice Turner, Johnny Barnett, grandfather Willie Turner, (standing) Coach Ray Pickering, grandmother Brenda Turner, Head Coach Todd Breland, sister Jaida Thompson, Coach Buddy Duke and Coach William Clay.

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