Class of 2018: Chapter 6

Eric “EA” Northey
Hometown: Richland Hills, TX
High School: Birdville High School
Position: QB / Ath.
Major: Business
Coach Lira:  Eric is a very good football player, and I am really excited to see what he does next fall.  He is a guy that had a monster high school career in Texas, and due to injury had to sit out this last fall.  This guy is a steal for the program, and no matter where he is on the field…expect BIG things!
Why did He Choose Greenville: I choose Greenville because it is a great school! It’s not the biggest, but I know going there will make me a better man. I am looking forward to playing in a winning program, and to keep the winning tradition going. This school is where I belong, and I know I will love the coaches and players.

Derek Greifzu
Hometown: Fairfield, IL 
High School:
Position: RB
Major: Physics 
Coach Rode:  Derek will be a great addition to our football program.  He has great acceleration and athleticism along with the work ethic to make himself a dynamic college football player.  He will be a great fit spiritually for the football program and the school, and we are very excited that he has chosen to be a Panther.
Why did He Choose Greenville: I have spent a lot of time at Greenville and ever since the first time I stepped on campus I knew it was a fantastic place to be. I love the atmosphere and the relationship you can see between the players they truly treat each other like family and that’s something that I want to be a part of.

Sterling Burns
Hometown: Hinesville, GA
High School: Bradwell Institute
Position: OL
Major: Biology
Coach Laune:  "I am very excited about Sterling's decision to be a Panther in the fall. Sterling comes from a great high school program that instilled great character traits in him early on. Greenville College is Christian college and our football program is dedicated to integrating our faith into football. We feel like Sterling will be a great fit for our program. He is a great young man and has a huge amount of potential in the coming years. We expect great things from him and can't wait to get started working with him."

Caleb Pittman
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
High School: Frederick K C Price III School
Position: OL
Major: Digital Media
Coach Rode: Caleb comes from a strong family, and he will be an excellent addition to our football family.  He will bring great athleticism and a very teachable personality to our offensive line culture.  I believe this will be an environment that Caleb will thrive in spiritually, academically and athletically.
Why did He Choose Greenville: I chose Greenville College because I believe it is the best place for me to grow spiritually, earn my college degree and continue to play football. The campus has a home feel and everyone cares for each other.

Kerry Patrich
Hometown: Pocahontas, IL
High School: Greenville High School
Position: DL
Major: Pre-Nursing
Coach Lira:  Kerry is a big and strong defensive lineman, and we are very happy to have him apart of our team.  Kerry is a guy that is very soft spoken, but when you see him on the field it’s like two different people.  Kerry adds great size and depth to our D-line and I’m excited to see what he does here.
Why did He Choose Greenville: It seemed like a good fit for me, I like the feel of a small college plus i is an outstanding environment for students and teachers.  The coaches and teachers seem to have close connections with their students. 

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