Class of 2016: Part 5

Five more young men have chosen attend Greenville this fall! Help us welcome these five young men to the family.

Name: Kevin Dowdy
Hometown: Visalia, CA
High School: Mt. Whitney High School
Position: Defensive End
Honors/Awards: Defensive lineman of the year
Major: Education
Why did he choose Greenville: “I chose Greenville to better my education at a school that I believe will give me the best opportunity to succeed. I have also chosen to adopt the panther ways on the football field.”

Coach Schomaker: “Kevin is a tremendous young man and we are excited he will be joining us in the fall.  On the field Kevin brings a ferocious pass rush and a fantastic motor.  He is a great addition to our program.”

Name: Anthony Longsworth
Hometown: Pomona, CA
High School: Ganesha High School
Position: Running Back, Safety, Linebacker
Awards/ Honors: 1st team all league Running Back, 2nd team all league Defensive back, Linebacker
Major: Criminal Justice/Business
Why did he choose Greenville: “I chose Greenville because I felt they would give me the best opportunity for my education, furthering my career in football as well as growing and developing as a young man. Coach Flannery always kept me in the loop of things we talked almost everyday and it wasn’t always about football. He showed interested in my well being and I’m excited for what my future holds as a panther! #EMAP
Coach Flannery: It has been an absolute blessing recruiting Anthony!  The first thing that wowed me about Anthony was his highlights on both offense and defense.  It did not matter which side of the football he was on or what position, he was making plays!  Anthony will join us on offense at either our T-Back or H-Back position as his skill set fits both positions; he is deadly with the football in his hands, he has break away speed, and he can make plays in the passing game.  The other WOW factor is that Anthony takes care of business off the field academically and in his growth as a young man.  A great fit for the EMAP family. 

Name: Justin V Howard
Hometown:  McDonough, GA
High School: Henry County High
Position: RB/SS
Major: Graphic Design
Why did he choose Greenville: “ I like the coaches and the team atmosphere.”
Coach Laune:Justin is a great young man and football player. I can't wait for Justin to get on campus in August. Justin has a huge amount of potential and athletic ability. I know that he will do great things during his career at Greenville.”

Name: Chris Moore
Hometown: Belleville, IL
High School: Belleville West HS
Position: Center/Fullback
Awards/Honors: All-City Offensive lineman, 3rd team All-Conference, Student-Athlete Award
Major: Pre-Medicine/Biology
Why did He Choose Greenville: I love the family bondage between the coaches and players. Everyday is a competition and a way to meet new people while having an amazing time. As soon as I walked onto campus and met the coaches/players, they made me feel at home.

Coach Flannery: When I went to Belleville West High School on a recruiting trip Coach Pettus raved to me about Chris.  He spoke very highly of Chris’s work ethic, leadership, and desire to get better each day.  On top of that Chris also strived for excellence in the classroom as he had one of the top GPA’s on the team.  Those intangibles are exactly what we look for when recruiting high school football players.  We are thrilled that Chris will be joining the EMAP family this fall as he will play center and long snapper.

Name: Jeremy Howard
High School: Henry County High School, GA
Hometown: Detroit, MI
Position: Defensive Tackle
Major: Education
Why he chose Greenville: “I liked the coaches, the team atmosphere, it’s great surroundings and a it’s welcoming place to be!”

Coach Laune: Jeremy has great size and strength. He was a physically dominant high school player. I love the way he competes physically. I'm very excited about having Jeremy wearing orange and black in the fall!”


Q&A with 2016 Terminator Olympics Champion Corbin Quinonez

We sat down with Corbin to hear his thoughts on this year's competition and how it differed from the previous years. 


Class of 2016 Commitments: Part 4

This installment of our series features athletes from Tennessee, Missouri, and California! Get to know these future panthers and why we are excited to have them join our family!

Name: Campbell Ferguson
Hometown: Maryville, TN
High School: Maryville High School

Position: Center/ Guard
Awards/Honors: Two time Tennessee 6A state champion, 4 time district champions, 2012-2013 Iron Man of the year weightlifting award, 2016 1200 lb. club,
Major: Business/Accounting
Why did I choose Greenville? : I chose Greenville because they made me feel wanted and made me feel right at home. Coming from a nationally ranked high school program, I felt like I could bring a great attitude for winning to the Greenville program and bring the intensity that I learned playing in high school 

Coach Flannery: We are thrilled to welcome Campbell to the EMAP family!  Campbell is going to bring a physical, tough, and passionate work ethic with him to our football program, which he developed while playing at Maryville High School.  One of the big characteristics that stands out in Campbell is his desire to compete in any situation.  That type of standard and winning attitude will be welcomed in our current offensive line culture.  We are excited to see Campbell grow holistically here at GC over the next 4 years!

Name: Christian David Rodriguez
Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
High School: Segerstrom High School
Position: Defensive Tackle
Awards/Honors: Golden West Second Team All League 2015 
Major: Psychology 
Why did He Choose Greenville?: From the moment I met my soon to be teammates, I already felt accepted as apart of the brotherhood.  I value family and from meeting all the staff and students, I felt as if Greenville was my home away from home.  I'm excited to be joining the team and very honored for this opportunity.
 Coach Flannery: It has been a blessing to recruit Christian and we are very excited he will be joining the EMAP family this fall.  Christian will be joining our dominant defensive line group at the defensive tackle / Noise Guard position.  Not only does he bring the passion and physicality on the field we are looking, but he also brings passion and a strong work ethic off the field as he will be pursuing a degree in Psychology.  We are excited to see Christian develop into a great young man over the next four years!  

Name: Anthony Figueroa 
Hometown: San Bernardino, CA
High School: Public Safety Academy, San Bernardino
Position: Running back, Halfback, and linebacker 
Awards/Honors: First team all-league offense, 3 Football Student-Athletic Awards
Major: Business Administration 
Why did he choose Greenville: I have chosen the Christianity path to guide me into bettering myself in daily society by delivering my heart to Jesus Christ. Greenville is going to give me the opportunity to execute these focuses.
 Coach Flannery: It has been a pleasure recruiting Anthony and we are very excited that he will be joining the EMAP Football Brotherhood!  Anthony is the type of football player we are looking for; he gives great effort and has great attitude, he loves to compete and be physical, he is passionate about the game of football, and he wants to grow in his relationship with Jesus Christ.  In high school Anthony played on both sides of the football at Linebacker and Running Back, but will be playing on the defensive side of the ball for the Panthers at the Dog position.

Name: Andrew Raider
Hometown: Mountain View, MO
High School: Liberty High School
Position: Wide Receiver 
Major: Biology 
 Why did he choose Greenville: I chose Greenville because I liked the brotherhood the football players showed, I also liked how the classes were small so you could have one on one time with professors. Another big thing was it is a Christian school.
Coach Laune: We're very excited about Andrew's future at Greenville College. He is a tremendous young man on and off the field. Andrew has a great work ethic and will no doubt make an impact on our team. 

Name: Xander Marshall
Hometown: Mountain View, MO
High school: Liberty High School
Position: Wide Receiver
Major: Criminal Justice
 Why did he choose Greenville? : It’s a small Christian school, and the football program seems to be heading in a great direction and doing some great things. I'd love to be apart of the family. 
 Coach Laune: Xander is a great young man and had a phenomenal high school career. He has a great frame and tremendous athletic ability. We believe that he has the potential to make an early impact on the field for us and are very excited to see what he can accomplish over the next four years. 

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