And It Begins...Class of 2017

Austin Hayes
Hometown: De Soto, MO
High School: De Soto
Position: QB
Awards: ACT Honor Roll
1st Team All-Conference DB
1st Team All-District QB
2nd Team All-Conference QB
Major: Digital Media
Coach Schomaker: "Austin is a dynamic playmaker with the ball in his hands. People are naturally drawn to him because of his toughness and personality. I am excited to work with Austin over the next four years as he grows as a man and a quarterback."
Why Did He Choose GC: "I chose Greenville College because of Coach Schomaker. Our conversations over the phone where so convincing that Greenville is where I need to be, and when I visited in December, I understood everything he was saying and decided to commit to Greenville Football."

Christian Semanik
Hometown: Staunton, IL
High School: Staunton Comm
Position: WR
Awards: National Honor Society
3rd Team All-Conference WR
West Central All-Star Team
Major: Pastoral Ministry and Mathematics
Coach Rode: "Christian will add a ton of value to this football program. His work ethic and competitiveness will help him develop his skills as a WR in our offense. I am very excited to coach Christian because he will be a quick learner and a great competitor."
Why Did He Choose GC: "I chose Greenville College because ever since I stepped on campus, I knew that this was where God had intended for me to be. The coaches don’t want you just for your football skills, they want proactive young men that are willing to step outside of their comfort zone, and be empowered leaders and men of God not only at the college, but in their future endeavors and wherever life may take them, and this to me, is the true meaning of a family because I do not believe that GC football is just an ordinary college team, it’s a family working together to improve one another and encourage one another, so that they may turn in outstanding fathers, husbands, etc. This is why I can’t wait to officially say, I’m a Greenville Panther."

Lincoln Johnson
Hometown: Kenai, AK
High School: Nikiski
Position: DL
Awards: Region III Scholar Athlete (2012)
All-State Lineman of the Year (2011 & 2012)
1st Team All-State DL (2011 & 2012)
1st Team All-State OL (2011 & 2012)
3A Wresting State Champ (2012)
Captain of South Team in Alaska Shriner’s All Star Game (2012)
1st Team All-State Long Snapper (2011)
2nd Team All-State OL (2010)
2nd Team All-Conference DL (2010)
Major: Pre-Med/Biology and Chemistry
Coach Mingo: "I am very excited about Lincoln choosing Greenville College. He is a great fit for GC spiritually, academically, and athletically. Lincoln’s work ethic is something that has stood out since we first began recruiting him. He is a highly competitive individual who will lead those around him to become their best. Lincoln is a guy that I believe will emerge as a leader in our program."
Why Did He Choose GC: "I loved the Christ-centered atmosphere there, as well as a great Pre-Medical Program and football team."

Steven Davis
Hometown: Des Peres, MO
High School: Westminster Christian Academy
Position: DL
Awards: 2012 Caleb Football Award (Team-First Player)
2 Year Letterman (2011-2012)
Wildcat Weightlifting Award (2009-2010)
Major: History Education
Coach Schomaker: "Steven is the ultimate team guy. He has a desire to reach his full potential and the wisdom to seek out the right people to help him get there. He also excels in the class room with over a 3.9 GPA."
Why Did He Choose GC: "I chose Greenville because it had everything I was looking for; a place I could play football and get a good education while growing in my faith with supportive teammates and coaches walking with me. I also loved the family atmosphere of the team."

Kevin Tran
Hometown: Stockton, CA
High School: A.A. Stagg
Position: DB
Awards: 2nd Team All League (2011 & 2012)
Captain's Award
Most Inspirational Award
Major: Recreation
Coach Bell: "Kevin is an exceptionally hard worker. He enjoys studying the game of football, as well as dominating the weight room. He has a desire to be his absolute best and it shows with his work ethic. I am excited about what he brings to our defensive backfield and looking forward to coaching him this fall.
Why Did He Choose GC: "I chose Greenville because I felt it was the best place for me to grow into a great athlete and a better person. The vibe is just positive and I feel like Greenville is going to be my other home."

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