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Four more at Northeast C.C. to sign

12/21/2011

Northeast Community College in Booneville, Miss. is home to several junior college standouts who will sign today. Anthony Brown, a 6-foot-4 and 260-pound defensive end, will choose between Memphis, Louisiana Tech and Troy.

“I think he will sign [Wednesday night],” Northeast C.C. coach Richard Smither said. “He’s just a baller. Anthony is a big strong kid that’s just a football player. Last season he played great for us at linebacker. This year he played defensive end.”

Two other defensive linemen will sign Wednesday in 6-4, 245-pound end Pat Moore and 6-3, and 320-pound tackle Anthony Payne.

“Moore is a physical, strong and intelligent player,” Smither said. “He’s going sign with South Alabama. Payne will sign with Murray State. I thought Ole Miss might take him. This is an athletic big man. He’s a Warren Sapp-type who can play the run.”

One player Smither loves in middle linebacker Eli Cantor. He believes Troy is getting a steal.

“Eli is going to sign with Troy,” Smither said. “He’s strong, fast and intelligent. He got through here in one year and became a qualifier. This is a Brian Urlacher-type of player. A lot of teams will be regretting not taking him.”