Two JA seniors made their official commitments to D-1 universities on Wednesday. Parker Bracken signed to play beach volleyball at Louisiana State University and Jackson Conn committed to Mississippi State University’s baseball program. They were joined at the event by members of their families, coaches, members of their teams, and classmates.
Parker, who has lettered in volleyball and track and has been a cheerleader, is the Mississippi all-time volleyball leader in kills with 2,494. She holds the Mississippi Player of the Year title with Maxpreps, Prepvolleyball.com, and the Gatorade Company. She was recently named Wendy’s Heisman nominee for JA.
Jackson has lettered in baseball and football and is a Preseason Perfect Game All American, a Preseason Under Armor All American, and was invited to play in the 2020 Area Code Games this past summer.
On Monday of last week, JA hosted a signing for two seniors who are continuing their athletic careers in college baseball. Parker Ryan signed with Pearl River Community College and Branson Tadlock signed with Jones County Junior College.
Branson is a five-year varsity starter and has been an All-District player three times in baseball. Parker was selected to the All-MAIS Team and the All-Conference 1st Team in baseball. He was ranked the No. 1 catcher in Mississippi by Perfect Game and was named to the Perfect Game All-Tournament Team and All American Team. To read more about their signing, visit https://jacksonacademy.org/two-ja-athletes-sign-to-play-college-baseball/.