High School Media Days Recap

Day three of Mobile and Baldwin County Media Days wrapped up yesterday afternoon, with every area team coach and some of their players taking the podium to speak about the upcoming season and take questions from the local media. On day one in Baldwin county, one of the big stories was Foley 5-star wide receiver Perry Thompson and his flip from Alabama to Auburn.

Thompson spoke on his decision and said that the way Auburn felt like home as well as Hugh Freeze’s development of wide receiver’s both played factors in his decision.

At Mobile County Media Days over two days, one of the hot topics was many coaches speaking on the current state of high school athletics, including the high school transfer portal, camaraderie between coaches that is not the same that it used to be, as well as the possibility of Alabama high school athletes making NIL money.

New Theodore coach Steve Mask stated high school athletics is “in shambles”, later clarifying that while he is still very hopeful and loves coaching high school football, the game has changed and he doesn’t like the direction things are headed.

Another one of the big topics on day one was the recent transfer of former Mobile Christian star linebacker Sterling Dixon Jr., who will play his senior season at Spanish Fort. Dixon’s former coach Ronnie Cottrell had nothing but positive things to say about him and wished him the best.

High school football season is upon us, with WNSP broadcasting our first game between Fairhope and Spanish Fort on Thursday, August 25th.