Class of 2016 Part 8: A Class Full of Character and Talent

This edition of the incoming freshman class features some highly decorated athletes who exemplify what it means to be a student-athlete! As always, help us welcome them to the family! 

Name: Miguel Fabian
Hometown: Indio, CA
High School: Indio High School
Position: Linebacker
Awards / Honors: All League, All Desert Sun, MVP
Major: Education
Why did he choose Greenville: “I chose Greenville because I felt like this school was the best fit for me and I felt very welcomed to Greenville. They offered to give me a chance to not only continue my education but also continue my football career.”
Coaches Flannery: “Miguel is exactly what we are looking for at the linebacker position.  He is very physical, sheds blockers extremely well, and has a great knack for finding the football.  Miguel fills a big need at this position after graduating three seniors line backers.  Throughout the recruiting process Miguel has demonstrated a great desire to be at GC, so we are very excited to welcome him and see him grow holistically in his time here.”

Name: Kevin Oliver
Hometown: St. Louis, MO
High School: Vashon
Position: DB
Major: Biology
Why did he choose Greenville: “I chose Greenville because I felt like it was a great opportunity
I feel like the staff and the coaches are going to do their best to help me become a better person and athlete.”
Coach Laune: “I am very excited to see what Kevin can accomplish during his four years here at Greenville. Kevin is a tremendous football player with an excellent work ethic. He has been blessed with great athleticism and we are very excited to see him a panther uniform this fall.”

Name: Anthony Cable II
Hometown: Fairfield, California
High School: Angelo Rodriguez High
Position: Corner Back
Awards/Honors: 2014-15, 2015-16 Mel All League team; 2014-15 Daily Republic All-Region Team; 2015-16 Daily Republic All City Team; 2015-16 Ranked #2 of Defensive Backs Prospect by Northbay Preps; 2015-2016 Max Preps Specials teams Player of the Year
Major: Biology
Why did He Choose Greenville : “I chose Greenville college because of their education and the sports opportunity they gave me.”
Coach Flannery: “We are excited to welcome Anthony to the Greenville College Football family!  On top of football, Anthony will also be competing on our men’s track team in the spring, as he was a dual sport athlete in high school.  Anthony will join the corner back position as his speed and athletic ability fits exactly what we ask that position to do.”

Name: Mike Buckhanna
Hometown: Grantville, Georgia
High School: Newnan High School
Position: Defensive Back
Major: Undeclared
Why did he choose Greenville? “The reason I choose Greenville College because I felt it was the best college to attend while I go further in my education & become a better man as well as an athlete & God put coach Laune in my life for a reason and he's had a tremendous impact on my life so far. Thank you God!”
Coach Laune: “We are very excited for Michael's future here at Greenville. He is an outstanding young man and the kind of character individual that we are looking for. I know that Michael will work hard over these next for years to help himself and Greenville become the best that we can be.”

Name: Stephawn Townsend
Hometown: Fresno, CA
High School: McLane High school
Position: Offensive Line
Awards/Honors: 2x All-League 2014-2015,2015-2016 season , 2014 Team MVP
Major: Criminal Justice
Why did you Choose Greenville?I choose Greenville based upon the opportunity for a fresh start somewhere away from home, also Greenville showed the most interest upon the other schools and showed how committed they are in helping their players succeed.”
Coach Schomaker: "Stephawn is an athletic and powerful offensive Lineman that will carry on the Greenville College Offensive Line Legacy.  His High School Coaches all rave about him and we are very excited to have him join our program." 


Class of 2016, Part 7: More Weapons Added to the Offense

In this edition of the blog, we spotlight five young men who will be dynamic on the offensive side of the ball, with bright futures ahead of them off the field as well! 

Name: Brennen Johnson
Hometown: Little Rock, AR
High School: Joe T. Robinson High
Position: Quarterback
Major: Business Marketing
Why did he choose Greenville? “I chose Greenville College because of the intimate academic environment, the high moral character of the coaches, and because they recruited me to play the position I love!”
Coach Cox: “Brennen is a Quarterback we are very excited to have. His athletic ability jumps off the tape but it is his attention to detail and character that truly speak to what kind of football player he is. During Brennen’s application process he had seven different people write letters of recommendation for him speaking volumes about his character. We are very excited to welcome the Johnson Family to our Panther Family and are excited to see just how high his potential is.”

Name: Ohiya Salway
Hometown: Fort Defiance, AZ
High School: Window Rock High School
Position: Wide Receiver
Major: Exercise Science
Why did he choose Greenville? “Because they showed the most interest in me out of all schools.”
Coach Schoepf: “Ohiya is the type of athlete we want to have at Greenville. His ability to line up at multiple positions and make an impact was evident in his highlights. With Ohiya being a coach’s son, I know that he has the football knowledge and passion to do great things on and off the field! I am excited to see him leave his mark at GC!”

Name: George Harris
Hometown: Silverdale, WA
High School: Klahowya Secondary School
Position: QB
Major: Undecided
Why did he choose GreenvilIe? “I chose to come to Greenville because it seemed like a great place to grow my relationship with Jesus while receiving a college education. The coaches were also extremely friendly and made me feel welcome and excited to play football as a Panther.”
Coach Schoepf: "I am so glad that George has decided to join us this fall! His ability to make plays on the field, succeed in the classroom, and his desire to grow as a young man will set him up for great success here at Greenville. I am excited to see how he develops as a student athlete and what his legacy will be after his four years here!”

Name: LaDerrius Burks
Hometown: Memphis, TN
High School: Memphis Academy of Health Sciences
Position: Running Back
Awards/Honors: Honor Roll student, AutoZone Liberty Bowl All-Star , 2015-2016 Best of Preps
Major: Sports Management
Why did he choose Greenville: I chose Greenville because I knew that this would be the place for me to grow as a man and a better football player.
Coach Flannery: “We are excited that LaDerrius has decided to join the EMAP family.  From the beginning of the recruiting process it was evident LaDerrius wants to be great both on and off the football field.  He demonstrated this in high school by graduating with a GPA above a 3.0 and by starting on both sides of the football.  We are excited to see LaDerrius grow as a man in his time here at GC!”

Name: Alexander Hayes
Hometown: Memphis, TN
High School: Fairley High School
Position: Running Back
Awards/Honors: Team captain, 2nd team All-District Running back, Co-offensive MVP
Major: Undecided
Why did he choose Greenville? “From the day I first applied to Greenville coach Flannery & Ms. Summers made me feel like family. I've also been on a search for a closer relationship with God. I honestly believe that Greenville is right for me.”
Coaches Quote- The first thing that stood out in Alex’s film was his physicality and his ability to finish plays on both offense and defense.  That’s what we look for when watching and evaluating film.  Throughout the recruiting process Alex was very respectful and great at getting tasks completed.  We believe all these things will translate at the college level as Alex works towards his goals at GC.  Welcome to the EMAP family!”

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