DICKSON — Following a historic 2018-19 season which saw their team make the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, Dickson’s Jadley Cox and Tanner Smith decided to add to their own legacies Wednesday afternoon.

DICKSON — Following a historic 2018-19 season which saw their team make the playoffs for the first time in 15 years, Dickson’s Jadley Cox and Tanner Smith decided to add to their own legacies Wednesday afternoon.

In front of Comets head coach Steve Day, along with other friends, family and teammates, both Dickson football standouts signed their National Letters of Intent to play college football inside the Dickson Administration Building. 

Cox will be suiting up for the Southern Nazarene University Crimson Storm in Bethany next season, while Smith will be heading to Joplin, Missouri where he will join the Missouri Southern State University Lions. 

Neither Cox or Smith could contain their excitement as they both smiled from ear to ear following the competition of their signing ceremonies. 

“I am excited that it is over,” Smith said. “It was a stressful process, but also a fun process.”

For Cox, getting to move to a bigger city was one of the things that drew him to Southern Nazarene.

“I can’t wait to meet new people when I move to a bigger city,” he said. 

“I will be able to meet new people and do more things.”

Both had tremendous careers with the Comets full of excitement and bond building. 

This season Jadley finished as the District 2A-8 Defensive Player of the Year, finishing with a total of 77 tackles for the season with 27 of them going for loss. He also recorded eight sacks during the season and forced one fumble. 

As far as memories go, Cox said he’ll always remember playing in the mud in Comanche his freshman year as something that will always stick with him.

 In Smith’s case, the memories with his teammates will always remain with him.

“I’ll always remember the brotherhood here at Dickson,” Smith said. “Everyone is close, that is just something you can’t forget.”