Four Irish to Sign on National Signing Day for Football
Biloxi, MISS – Four St. Patrick football players will sign national letters of intent on National Signing Day – February 3rd. These student-athletes join two from the class of 2020, playing at the next level. This is the largest signing class in the school’s history.
Signing on Wednesday are:
Jackson Kostmayer ’21 – TE/WR- Pearl River Community College
Tristan Marchioni ’21 – OL- Copiah-Lincoln Community College
Morgan Owen ’21 – LB- Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Landen Petersen ’21 – WR- Louisiana College
“I am very excited to say that we have four young men from St. Patrick High School sign to play collegiate football. The fact that this has not been accomplished in our school’s history to this level is a testament to these players and our coaches. Over the last two years that I have witnessed, our young men have continued to grow academically, athletically, and spiritually, and today is the culmination of that hard work.
I am proud of each of our players and look forward to seeing these young men develop in all aspects of their lives’,” said Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Trey Bailey.
Kostmayer played on both sides of the ball in the 2020 campaign, but was most notable at the tight end position, where he earned 2nd Team All-State honors from the Mississippi Association of Coaches.
“Jackson is the first player from St. Patrick to earn All-State recognition in football. With his 6’6 frame, I believe he will have the chance to develop into a very special player at the next level,” said Bailey.
Marchioni, a stand-out the past two seasons on the offensive and defensive line, decides to attend Co-Lin after receiving other offers. The two-time Region 8-2A Super 22 Offensive Lineman is listed at 6’3″ and 280 pounds and looks to provide the Wolves a good frame. He will transition to center at the collegiate level.
Bailey states, “Tristan has tremendous upside – he has the best feet of any offensive lineman I have ever coached. What impressed the coaching staff was the way he finished blocks. With his size, there is a good chance he will play major college football within a couple of years.”
Owen will sign with Worchester Polytechnic Institute, an NCAA Division III school in Worchester, Massachusetts. A two-year starter on the defensive line, Owen enthusiastically played a variety of positions when called up. A two-time Region 8-2A All-District selection, Owen will transition to linebacker at the collegiate level.
“Morgan is one of the most intelligent young men I have ever coached. He is a young man that plays with extraordinary effort in both practice and games and will be a tremendous asset to the WPI program. The WPI coaching staff is very excited about having a young man of his caliber join their program,” said Bailey.
Petersen will sign with Louisiana College, a recently transitioned NAIA school in Pineville, Louisiana. Petersen sat out much of his senior year with injury but appeared in four games where he caught 16 passes for 145 yards and three touchdowns.
“Landen has a great opportunity in front of him to continue to develop. In terms of route running and hands, Landen has as much ability as any wide receiver in the state of Mississippi- that is a testament to his work ethic and developing knowledge of the game. I expect Landen to continue to grow and would not be surprised if he is a multiple-time all-conference selection during his collegiate career,” states Bailey.
Media is invited to the auditorium for the signings and must wear a mask at all times they are on campus. The signings will be at 11:45 a.m., beginning in the order as listed above.
For more information on each of these student-athletes, contact Trey Bailey at email@example.com.
St. Patrick Catholic High School is a faith-based, college preparatory high school in Biloxi, Mississippi and named a National Blue Ribbon School by the U.S. Department of Education in 2019. Established in 2007, St. Patrick is the premier secondary educational institution in South Mississippi and strives each day to Educate Scholars, Train Disciples, and Support Champions. St. Patrick is proud to report a 100% college matriculation rate, ACT and SAT scores that far exceed the state and national averages, and rich history of Catholic education founded in the traditional roots of our legacy schools of St. John High School, Mercy Cross High School, Notre Dame High School, and Sacred Heart Academy.