With Ocean Springs being the second-largest high school in the state of Mississippi, it would make sense for the Greyhounds to have the biggest fall Signing Day class on the entire Gulf Coast.
This morning, ten student athletes put pen to paper across five different sports, headlined by a trio of division I signees and a half dozen four-year college signees.
Wahoo, Hotty Toddy, Lion Up and Choctaws on the Move: all a product of OS Da Best. Leading off for the Class of 2019 is one of three softball signees Mikaila Fox, who’s been committed to the University of Virginia since her freshman year and now it’s finally officially for the two-time USA Elite Select 30 All-American. “(Does it feel a little different wearing that blue and orange now than it did 15 minutes ago?) Yes. It finally hit me, it’s kind of scary but very exciting at the same time. It’s a lot of pride, it’s a lot of leadership but as long as you have your teammates and your coaches then anything can happen.”
On the other diamond, Mitch Murrell is heading up to Oxford as an Ole Miss baseball signee. The future Rebel claims pre-season All-American status from both Perfect Game and Under Armour on his way to SEC Country. “It was really special. It was a long time in the making and a lot of hard work and dedication. And my dream was to always play in the SEC, and I thought Ole Miss was the spot.”
From the Southeastern Conference to Southeastern Louisiana, Kinsely Harmon is one of four signees representing for girls soccer. A self-described aggressor out there on the pitch, the Lion-to-be is okay with letting her play do the talking when it comes to her future in Hammond. “Cool, it’s really cool. I really don’t even have words to say about it, it’s just it’s cool.”
Last but not least is her teammate, Kaylee Foster. For the last two months, the homecoming queen has been a household name as an overnight sensation on the football field, but her first true love was always soccer. Now, she gets to keep loving it at the division II level with Mississippi College. “The first time I visited I think I knew it was the place for me. I’m really excited to extend my soccer career at Mississippi College. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun.”
Here’s the full Ocean Springs rundown starting with women’s soccer: joining Harmon and Foster are Daleyn Kell and Ameris Taylor who are both heading up to East Central Community College.
As for softball, both Fallon Groves and Juli Evans are also moving on to the University of Montevallo and Meridian Community College respectively.
The younger Fox sister, Haley, already committed to Florida State as a sophomore.
Other than Murrell, it’s Mikyah Mack signing with Florida A&M for women’s basketball and Macey Busby with Olgethorpe for women’s lacrosse.