Sumrall’s Landrum, Coleman sign Wednesday

By ANDREW ABADIE,

Sumrall’s Solomon Landrum and Nijewel Coleman signed their National Letters of Intent Wednesday, each with a pair of Mississippi junior colleges.

Landrum signed with Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, which is an opportunity that he says he is grateful for.

“I knew my recruiting and all that wouldn’t be as hyped because height wise, weight wise, I’m a little undersized,” Landrum said. “But, I always knew if I was playing that I could make something happen. Wherever they tell me to play, I’m going to play it.”

Landrum signed on as a long snapper and will have to make the transition from being a defensive lineman to the special teams positions. Last season for the Bobcats, Landrum totaled 72 tackles, 12 tackles for loss and was second on the team in sacks, recording 3.5.

“Whenever I went and visited, the team really just talked me up,” Landrum said. “It made me feel really good about making a decision there. I think that was the best opportunity for me.”

Landrum said he chose MGCCC because it was the best fit for him and the best opportunity to continue his football career.

“It’s really special,” he said. “I put a lot of time into it and I always knew that I could make it to the next level. But after you put into all that time and you see it pay off it really means something special.”

Coleman signed with Pearl River Community College, where he will play free safety for the Wildcats. Coleman had also received interest from MGCCC but ultimately decided that PRCC was the better fit.

“PRCC is a great school and I’m looking to make big things over there,” Coleman said. “This is really special.”

Coleman hopes to start in his freshman season but will have to battle for the job.

“I hope [to start],” Coleman said. “They told me I have to compete for the spot.”

In all four of his seasons, Coleman led the Sumrall Bobcats in tackles, accumulating 409 in his career. Coleman also found himself playing a variety of roles besides his defensive duties for the Bobcats, as he saw time at wide receiver, running back and took part in kick return duties.

Landrum and Coleman brings Sumrall’s football signee total to three with Dannis Jackson signing his letter of intent with Ole Miss back in December.