By John Davis, Sports Editor

Rashaun Rockette had an offer to attend Co-Lin. In the end, playing in Booneville for the Northeast Mississippi Community College Tigers was the better overall fit for the speedster. <>

Rockette will be a slot wide receiver, and play with his teammate, Zeke Liggins, in the process. He enjoyed being around the coaches on the staff, and the campus stood out as a good place to be.

“It has a better offense and I feel like I can come in and fit in better than I could at Co-Lin,” Rockette said just before he signed his scholarship. “I think Zeke was already exctied and I was the late one. It's good to have someone there that works as hard as me and that I'm familiar with.”

Rockette showed a great ability to make plays this year as a senior, and being on offense fits him best, he said.

“I made more plays at that position,” Rockette said. “I'm going to play hard at any position that I go.”

Liggins, who played linebacker for the Commodores, said he likes defensive coordinator Ryan Trevathan, who directly recruited him to Booneville.

“He's a nice guy and I like what he wants to play me at,” said Liggins, who will be a safety for the Tigers. “He said sometimes I might be able to play strong safety. It works out good for me.”

Liggins said he made his mind up on Sunday after some prayer.

“It just came to me that I should go to Northeast,” he added. “If you just stop playing, it's going to hurt you. I had to go on and play. I want to see where I end up at.”

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