Ocean Springs High School sends 11 student-athletes to the next level

As one of the largest high schools in the state of Mississippi, Ocean Springs regularly produces some of the largest National Signing Day classes in the state and the Gulf Coast.

This morning the Greyhounds took 11 outstanding student-athletes to the next level in six different sports.

Starting with football and two-time teammates, through JP Coulter and Keshawn Thomas signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, alongside Christian White at East Mississippi, as well as former News 25 Student Athlete of the Week Bart Edmiston Jr. and Owen Williams at Jones College.

In girls’ soccer, Chloe Ezell penned with Pearl River, and in volleyball, Rhys St. Amant, another former student-athlete of the week, made his way to Coastal Alabama East.

As for cross country, Ashton Rainey, also a football and track star, dries the ink with Lamar University. For lacrosse, Gavin Straub put pen to paper with Division II Newberry College.

Two in the tennis ranks, Logan Gibson going to Hinds and James Caplan going to Northwest Mississippi. Ezell said, “The memories I learned from four years just to take that into the next chapter, it’s just a blessing I can never thank OS enough for giving it to me.”

St. Amant said: “It means everything since I’ve worked so hard and everything Coach Daigle has said really, I just felt it in my heart and it’s just exciting to move on and move on from high school and to arrive at this new place in life”.

Coulter said, “That’s why I chose it. Their standard is high, as is OS, and I just want to be in the same environment as the one I just left, so I’m trying to just build on that.”

Thomas said: “It’s one of the reasons I made my decision. I just love the program, the trainers. I just felt at home as soon as I entered the campus. This is probably the most important day of my life so it means the absolute world to me and my family.”

Edmiston said: ‘All the hours of practice and hard work; Blood, sweat and tears flow into the one moment you simply click the mark in the email to sign your grant. All this hard work goes by in about a second but I still have more hard work to do to get from JUCO to DI level and I think it will be a fun journey. It’s not the destination, it’s the journey.”

Ocean Springs football is coming off its deepest playoff run since 2009.

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