Class of 2016: Part 6

Troy Smith
Hometown: Hanford, CA
High School: Hanford High School
Position: DB
Awards: 1st Team All-Conference FS
1st Team All-County FS
Major: Kinesiology/Sports Medicine/Physical Therapy
Coach Schomaker: “Troy is a ball hawk. He had eight interceptions his senior year and when watching his film he is always around the football on both run and pass. He will make a big impact on the field for us. He is also great in the classroom posting a 3.5 GPA at Hanford. He is a great addition to our team.”

Jacob Stull
Hometown: Mount Gilead, OH
High School: Northmor Local High School
Position: RB
Awards: 2nd Team All-District
1st Team All-Conference (Football & Track)
National Honor Society
Letterman in Football (2 Years) & Track (3 Years)
Major: Undecided
Coach Mingo: “Jacob will be a great addition at running back for us. As a person, Jacob is very selfless and is a strong follower of Christ. As a player, Jacob’s style of play fits in nicely with our zone and trap schemes. He runs very physical and has the ability to break arm tackles. I am very excited to see how Jacob will thrive in this program.”

Jonathan Cook Jr.
Hometown: Veedersburg, IN
High School: Fountain Central High School
Position: OL
Awards: All-Conference (Football & Wrestling)
Bi-County (Football & Wrestling)
Academic Athlete Award
Most Improved Player
Major: Criminal Justice
Coach Rode: “We are very excited to have Jonathan as a member of the EMAP Nation. He is a great young man and will bring a great work ethic and attitude to the offensive line. We are very glad Jonathan has chosen to continue his career at Greenville College.”

Alonso Ellis
Hometown: Farmersville, CA
High School: Farmersville High School
Position: DL
Awards: 1st Team All-League
Coach’s Award
Most Improved Player
Scholar Athlete
Major: History
Coach Schomaker: “The thing I have noticed about Alonso through the recruiting process is how hard he works at everything he does, in the classroom, on the football field and in his job. He is always doing something to make himself or his family better. His work ethic will set the tone not only for the incoming freshman class.”

Jacob Thompson
Hometown: Turlock, CA
High School: John H. Pitman High School
Position: LB
Awards: 2nd Team All-CCC
2009 Team MVP
2008 Most Improved Player
Major: Pre-Law
Coach Schomaker: “Jacob is a smart football player. He has the ability to make his teammates better by getting them in the right spots all the while making sure his assignment gets done. He should follow well in the footsteps of the great California linebackers before him.

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