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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