Queston Skipper played his freshman season of college football all the way across the state nearly five hours away from Clarksdale at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College, but realized his best opportunity came in his own backyard.
Skipper, a 2020 Clarksdale High School graduate who is a running back, kick and punt returner, announced he would be transferring to Coahoma Community College. He will begin taking classes at CCC in the spring and play for the Tigers in 2021.
Skipper’s announcement of his transfer on social media read, “Some might like this decision, some may not like it, but after talking to my family and some friends, I decided to transfer from MGCCC. I made this decision to get more exposure and to get where I need to be in life. With that being said, I will be attending Coahoma Community College (CCC) this spring. #TheNewCoahoma.”
Skipper finished his freshman year at MGCCC with two touchdowns, but felt he could do even more for the Tigers.
“I made that decision because I felt like it was a better chance of me getting more playing time,” Skipper said.
“I made this decision to get more playing time and some of my family can see me play instead of traveling so far.”
Skipper is a primary running back, but said he would return kickoffs and punts.
“My focus at Coahoma is I’ll be an all-around player,” Skipper said. “Any place they need me to play, I’ll play there, but my primary position is running back.”
Skipper will be reuniting with three Clarksdale High School classmates who graduated in 2020 and now play for CCC. They are defensive linemen Kaleb Brown and Zeilon Chestnut and defensive back Christopher Williams.
“I actually went to one of their games and I kind of liked the way they played,” Skipper said. “There are some things that could be fixed, but I liked the way they played and felt I could be a good fit in their offense.”
Skipper said he was impressed with CCC’s quick offense and felt he could be a perfect fit.
“What I like about Coahoma is they run the spread offense,” Skipper said. “They’re a quick tempo.”
Also factoring in Skipper’s decision to transfer was the improvement CCC showed on the field in 2020. The Tigers finished 3-2 under first-year head coach Travis Macon for their first winning season in several years.
“I’ve been talking to Coach Macon a lot since I came home from school,” Skipper said.
Skipper changed his major from criminal justice to business management.
The plan is for Skipper to sign with a four-year college following the 2021 season, but he has two years of eligibility with CCC. If he is unable to sign with a four-year college at the end of 2021, Skipper said he would play for the Tigers in 2022.
“Actually, this football season, it was a free year due to the coronavirus,” Skipper said. “Once I come to Coahoma, I will be considered a freshman again.”