Class of 2016: Part 7

Ralph Regalado
Hometown: Downey, CA
High School: Downey High School
Position: LB
Major: History/Leadership
Coach Mingo: “Ralph is another great California LB commitment for us. He showed us a lot of great fundamental techniques in his high school film and I am excited to see how great he can become at OLB for us. He is a great tackler in the open field and also is a pass rush threat coming off the edge. He fits into our biblical football philosophy well and expresses the same beliefs that we do as a program.”

Joseph Plank
Hometown: Stockton, CA
High School: Robert E. McNair
Position: K/P
Awards: 1st Team All-League Kicker (2010 & 2011)
1st Team All-League Punter
Major: Pre-Therapy
Coach Mingo: “I am real excited about Joey’s potential here at GC. He has the ability to both kick and punt for us. He possesses real good accuracy and also has very good leg strength. Joey also gets it done in the classroom. I look forward to seeing how well Joey can do during his time here.”

Jonathan Uperesa
Hometown: Modesto, CA
High School: Johansen High School
Position: LB 
Awards: 1st Team All-League RB
2nd Team All-League LB
Most Valuable Sophomore
Honorable Mention All-League LB (Sophomore)
Major: Undecided
Coach Mingo: “Jonny Uperesa is a great commitment for us. He will fit into our EMAP philosophy well and embodies the principles that our program focuses on. He is a tremendous athlete who has the ability to read what offenses are doing well and can make tackles both inside the box and out in space. I expect Jonny to grow into a leadership role during his time here at GC.”

Calvin Owens
Hometown: Centerville, IL
High School: Cahokia High School
Position: OL
Major: Graphic Design/Marketing
Coach Rode: “Calvin is a young man that has worked very hard to put himself in a position to be successful in college. He has a lot of drive and will bring a strong persevering attitude to the classroom and the field. We are very excited to name Calvin Owens as a Panther this fall.”

Walter “Scott” Boutwell
Hometown: Anniston, AL
High School: First Assembly Christian School
Position: LB
Major: Education
Coach Schomaker: “Scott will be a pleasure to have on our team. He is a physical young man, who has a knack for getting to the football. His impact will not only be limited to the field, as he has an attractive personality that will shine throughout the community. Scott is an excellent fit for our program.”

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