Gatlin signs with Choctaws
Ruston High School’s C.J. Gatlin (seated) recently signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent to play football for the Mississippi College Choctaws of Clinton, Miss. Observing the signing ceremony were (standing, from left) Billy Laird, athletics director at RHS; Christine Gatlin, C.J.’s mother; and Chris Gatlin, C.J.’s father. Gatlin was a first-unit All-District 2-5A selection and honorable mention Class 5A Louisiana Sports Writers Association pick for 2012 after he completed 83-of-156 passes for 1,107 yards and seven touchdowns and rushed 51 times for 298 yards and five touchdowns.