East Central Community College has added four more players to its 2013 recruiting class. The new members include defensive lineman Romario Cobb (Ocean Springs HS); defensive end Jeremy Pyles (Oxford HS, Ala.); safety Blake Gordon (NW Rankin HS) and quarterback Jacori Taylor (Early County HS. Ga.)
Romario Cobb: The 6-foot, 245-pound defensive lineman transfers to the Warriors from Henderson State in Arkadelphia, Ark. After graduating early from Ocean Springs High School, Cobb enrolled at Henderson State earlier this year. However, he has since left Henderson State to play at ECCC. Cobb was a force for Ocean Springs last season, totaling 97 tackles, eight sacks 15 tackles for a loss 12 hurries. Cobb also forced three fumbles for the Greyhounds last season. Cobb was also an honor student at Ocean Springs, boasting a 3.55 GPA. Below are highlights of his senior season.
Jeremy Pyles: The 6-foot-5, 230-pound defensive end from Oxford, Ala. offers a big lineman who is able to rush the passer. ECCC head coach Ken Karcher said he felt good about what he sees in Pyles, stating he is an “elusive” player on defense. Below are highlights from Pyles senior season.
Blake Gordon: The 5-foot-11, 190-pound safety adds depth to the Warrior’s secondary in he upcoming season. Gordon recorded 49 tackles, 14 assists and two tackles for a loss for Northwest Rankin last year. The talented defender also recovered three fumbles and had an interception. Below are Gordon’s high school highlights.
Jacori Taylor: The 6-foot-3, 225-pound quarterback out of Georgia gives the Warriors an answer at the quarterback for the upcoming season. Taylor is currently the Warriors only option at quarterback for the 2013 season and brings a dual-threat to the ECCC offense. Taylor has shown the ability to overpower defenders with his running ability or throw over them with his arm and is a player Karcher said the staff is excited to have. Below is a highlight of Taylor connecting on a 30-yard touchdown pass.