Jags announce two transfers from Mississippi Junior Colleges

December 15, 2010 · Filed Under Football · Comment 

Coach Jones announced on Wednesday that they have signed two junior college transfers from Mississippi. Kennedy Helms, the younger brother of Tight End Kevin Helms, and Gabe Loper have signed National Letter-of-Intent and will join the program in January.

Kennedy Helms is 6’3″, 240-pounds and will be a senior next season. He played for Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College team what has won 19 games the last two seasons and also finised in the top 10 in the final NJCAA poll each fall. He caught two touchdowns in 2010 as they went 10-2 but coach Jones was impressed by his blocking.

Gabe Loper played at East Central Community College and was honored on the second team all-MACJC for his 39 total tackles, 28 solo tackles and three pass break-ups. Previously, during his freshman year, he made 30 total tackles, 22 solo tackles and two interceptions.

Coach Jones said that Loper could play both Corner and safety, but would start him out in the safety position. He has man-to-man cover skills and good range so his play will definitely benefit the Jaguars secondary, which was very thin last season.