HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The Southern Miss Department of Athletics kicks off its National Signing Day for football, Wednesday, Feb. 1, with it Football Signing Day Show as well as socials that will take place in Jackson, Hattiesburg, the Mississippi Gulf Coast and Spanish Fort, Ala., with members of the Golden Eagle football coaching and administrative staff making appearances at each location.
The Football Signing Day Show, which will be in its fourth season, will be hosted by John Cox and includes in-depth analysis on the signees by the entire Golden Eagle football coaching staff, highlights of the signees and signee announcements as soon as they become available. This show is free for all fans to watch online at SouthernMiss.com as part of the school’s Signing Day Central.
As for the socials, the tour begins with lunch in Jackson at the backroom of Drago's Restaurant (1001 E. County Line Rd.) next to the Hilton Hotel from 11:30 a.m., until 1 p.m. Southern Miss coach Jay Hopson and selected staff members will be in attendance at this event and provide an in-depth analysis of the recruiting class. The cost for the lunch buffet is $10 per person and cash and checks will be accepted at the door. Parking will be available at the rear of the restaurant and hotel, and fans are asked to enter through that part of the restaurant.
Buffalo Wild Wings in Hattiesburg (3 Churchill St.) will be the next stop on the tour from 4:30 - 6 p.m., and will also feature coach Hopson and staff members in attendance along with a short program on the day's Golden Eagle signees. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at the restaurant.
There will be two evening locations as Hopson and select staff members visit the Buffalo Wild Wings in D'Iberville (3850 Promenade Parkway, The Promenade) from 7-8:30 p.m., while other selected staff members will travel to Blue Gill (3775 Battleship Parkway) in Spanish Fort. The Mobile event is being put on by the Southern Miss Mobile Bay Alumni Association. Food and drinks will be available for purchase at both restaurants.
The social events will include a highlight video from the 2016 season as well as highlight packages of each member of this year’s signing class. Information on each signee will be made available, while raffles and prize drawings will also take place as part of the festivities.
In addition, season tickets for the 2017 season will also be available for purchase at all locations.
The schedule for the day is as follows:
2017 Southern Miss Signing Day
7-10 a.m. – Football Signing Day Show (available for free online at SouthernMiss.com)
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. – Social at Drago’s Restaurant in Jackson (1001 E. County Line Rd.)
4:30-6 p.m. – Social at Buffalo Wild Wings in Hattiesburg (3 Churchill St.)
7-8:30 p.m. – Social at Buffalo Wild Wings in D’Iberville (3850 Promenade Parkway)
7-8:30 p.m. – Social at Blue Gill in Spanish Fort, Ala. (3775 Battleship Parkway)
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