For Cleveland resident Eddie McCadney, he felt that home was the perfect place to suit up at as he decided to sign a football scholarship at Delta State University Wednesday afternoon at Cleveland High School where he played high school ball. McCadney has been playing junior college football at Mississippi Delta Community College for the past two years.
“I like playing at home,” McCadney said about the chance to play at DSU. “I grew up watching Cleveland High and Delta State and all these teams play around here. There’s nothing like playing at home.”
McCadney said he can’t wait to play at Delta State.
“I’m very eager to suit up,” McCadney said. “I want to suit up right now.”
McCadney recently highlighted his two-year junior college career with a trip to the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges All-Star Football Classic earlier this month, earning Offensive MVP honors for the North its 6-3 loss to the South. In his sophomore year at running back for MDCC, the 5-foot-9, 234-pound tank ran for 669 yards with seven touchdowns on 176 carries in nine games. According to JUCO Weekly, McCadney was seventh in the state in total rushing yards.
McCadney felt the all-star game was a great way to conclude his career at MDCC.
“It was fun, because I got to compete with guys I played with,” McCadney said. “We all got to play on one team together. It was real fun, and it was a great experience getting to play with some guys I might never see again. Now, I’m taking the biggest step of my life going on to Delta State.”
Before going to MDCC, McCadney made a name for himself at Cleveland High. In his senior year with CHS in 2011, McCadney led the Wildcats to a 10-4 record and trip to the third round of the 4A State Playoffs. McCadney earned Bolivar Commercial Player of the Year honors in 2011 as he rushed for 1,784 yards with 21 touchdowns on 340 carries and completed 37-of-81 passes for 673 yards with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions playing most of the time at quarterback.
McCadney signed to play running back at DSU.