Booneville, Miss. - The Northeast Mississippi Community College football program just completed a sensational National Signing Day (NSD) by reloading its roster with more than 30 new players.
However, the Tigers are giving local athletes one last chance to show off their skills and potentially earn a spot on the team for the upcoming 2019 campaign.
Northeast has scheduled a tryout date for 1 p.m. on Friday, February 22. This session will take place on the practice field, which is directly behind the visitors bleachers of Tiger Stadium.
Registration will begin approximately one hour before the event starts on the practice field. There is absolutely no cost to enroll in Northeast's only open tryout this offseason.
All entrants must bring an up-to-date physical and sign a release of liability form, which is available to download at this LINK. The tryout should last between one-to-two hours.
Each participant is expected to bring their own equipment, which includes but is not limited to athletic apparel, tennis shoes and cleats. Footballs sanctioned by the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) will be provided for use by Northeast.
Players should expect a combine-style format. All athletes will be tested at their respective positions through various exercises with the Northeast coaching staff overseeing each of these activities.
Among the possible tests for those attending the Tigers' tryout are one-on-one workouts, seven-on-seven drills plus measurements such as the 40-yard dash. Members from Northeast's most recent squad are slated to help with these auditions as well.
This tryout is only for prospective student-athletes that are graduating high school seniors and have not signed a National Letter of Intent (NLI) with another institution of higher learning.
Northeast has an established reputation of producing elite athletes on the gridiron. That includes Sam Williams, who was selected as the 2018 NJCAA Defensive Player of the Year before inking with the University of Mississippi (Ole Miss).
The Tigers also have four players that are currently on National Football League (NFL) rosters, including Mario Addison at Carolina, Lavon Hooks in Pittsburgh, Daniel Ross at Dallas and Tennessee's Brynden Trawick.