In front of a host of family members, friends, classmates, JHHS faculty and coaches as well as television media members from Channel 8 and Channel 10, Devontae Mozee and Justin Calahan signed scholarship papers to continue their football career. The Class AA, first team All-State selection, Mozee, inked with Louisiana Tech while Calahan signed to play at Kilgore College.
Unknown to recruiting services at the beginning of the 2021 season, Mozee burst onto the prep football scene as a game changing, playmaker. After breaking the single season receiving record at JHHS and returning four interceptions for touchdowns, including a 99-yard pick six in the de-facto district championship game against North Caddo, Mozee received several offers including one from the University of Missouri of the SEC.
“I wanted to stay close to home,” said Mozee. “I want to work with the young kids in our area and this allows me to do so.”
The versatile Calahan, who played receiver, running back, defensive back, returned punts and kicks and even took snaps as quarterback, gained over 1000 yard receiving during his career and led the Tigers in catches his senior season. His 7 receptions against North Webster is a single game school record. He also returned two interceptions for a score. By signing with Kilgore, it allows him to continue to perfect his craft in a place he already has history with.
“I know what kind of program they have as my brother and friend (Kelton Moss) went there,” said Calahan. “I know my way around the campus there and I know the coaches will help me be the best I can be.”
To see a video shot of the signing ceremony click here:
To see the video compiled by Aaron Deitrich of Channel 8 TV Sports click here:
Grandson of Jackson Parish resident’s inks with ULM
Another player who has Jackson Parish roots also signed a letter of intent this past Wednesday. Lineman, Drew Hutchinson of North Webster High School in Springhill, who is the grandson of Leonard and Greta Hutchinson of Jonesboro. signed Preferred Walk-On papers with the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Preferred walk-ons arrive to college with a roster spot guaranteed for them and can earn a scholarship going into their second season.
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