Ocean Springs quarterback Bray Hubbard signs with Alabama Crimson Tide

On the first day of winter, high school football players from across the country started the first day of the rest of their lives.

It was certainly a National Signing Day to remember on the Coast featuring three of the state’s top six recruits according to both ESPN and 24/7 Sports.

Ocean Springs Quarterback Bray Hubbard put pen to paper with Alabama, fresh off his banner career with the Greyhounds.

A four-star recruit, Hubbard is expected to play safety for the Crimson Tide, but he’s still one of the best high school quarterbacks to ever do it, accounting for more than 9,000 yards total and 107 touchdowns over the last three years.

The former News 25 Student Athlete of the Week is the first-ever two-time winner of 6A Mr. Football, having led OS to South State for the first time in 13 years as a senior.

Formerly a Southern Miss baseball commit, Hubbard burst onto the recruitment scene over the summer, landing Alabama as his very first SEC football offer and the rest is history. “It’s crazy. I mean it’s definitely a dream come true just to be in this position and getting the opportunity to play at the next level. Not everybody gets to play at the next level, so it’s a pretty crazy moment because now it gets real. Now I have to go up and go to the University of Alabama and really put in the work now and do everything that I’ve got to do to get on the field. Just prove people wrong. People say I can’t. Well, look, I’m doing it, so that’s what I like to do. I like to prove people wrong because people are going to say stuff no matter what. I mean I hear it all the time, and they tell my dad stuff. I don’t care. I don’t pay attention to it. Roll Tide!”

Hubbard also selected to play in this month’s Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Classic and says he reports to Tuscaloosa January 7th.

Hubbard not the only one signing at Ocean Springs today, alongside a trio of baseball Greyhounds, starting with McCarty English and his 1.71 ERA as a junior, making it official with Southern Miss.

Going the JUCO route, Tanner Beaugez letting the ink dry with Holmes Community College and Brock Cantrell putting pen to paper with the defending national champion Pearl River Wildcats.

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