Greenville College has a rich tradition of talented cornerbacks and safeties. This upcoming season will be no different.
Three seniors return to lead a both talented and inexperienced group. 2010 All-UMAC safeties Andy Lozano (Desert Hot Springs, CA) and John Smith (Aurora, IL) need to lead and mentor their apprentices.
Tyler Bohanan (Ft. Smith, AR), Matt Edler (Wentzville, MO), Demarquo Sanders (East St. Louis, IL), AJ Woods (Robinson, IL), Cario Perry (O'Fallon, MO) and Vernon Gee (Edwardsville, IL) will all compete for playing time at the safety position.
Cornerback Chris Gunn (Jacksonville, FL) enters his senior campagin looking to solidify a starting role along with transfers Phillip Thomas (Chicago, IL) and Anthony Everett (Chicago, IL) who will play their first season for the Panthers.
The freshman class of corners has to potential to see a lot of playing time on Saturday's. Jamethis Blackshire (Shreveport, LA), Jordan Ruffin (Fetus, MO), Josh Gates (East St. Louis, IL), Mario Thompson (Mt. Vernon, IL) and Chris Beard (Anthony, FL) complete an electrifying secondary for the Panthers.
"We will have an interesting dynamic in the secondary this season." Coach Gaylord explained,
"We have a combination of experience and youth that I am excited about. There is no doubt this group is talented. The question is, will they learn our scheme and run it correctly? If the answer is no, then it won't matter how much talent we have."