Mississippi is loaded with JUCO talent. SEC coaches spend many hours in the recruiting season traveling across the magnolia State to fill a much needed position with experience of the JUCO ranks.
UT Martin has followed those same footsteps in the past 3 years and it has proven success. Head Coach Simpson and D-Coordinator Boone are both from Mississippi and continue to fill positions with Mississippi talent under the FBS radar. Great recruiting on their part. There are many opinions concerning JUCO players but again it has proven to be a success at Martin. Here are some good ones from the deep South State with midyear transfers.
Tim Cox 6-0 235 DE Jackson, Miss. Holmes CC
Justin Darden 6-1 235 DE Meridan, Miss. East Mississippi CC
Jake Paylor 6-1 290 OL Holly Springs, Miss. Northwest Mississippi
Chase Samples 6-1 245 FB Ashland, Miss. Northwest Mississippi
Derek Welch 5-10 167 CB Taylorsville, Miss. Jones County JC
Great job Coach Simpson and Boone