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Seven States Represented in Round 8 & 9 of 2011 Football Commitments

Seven States Represented in Round 8 & 9 of 2011 Football Commitments






Joey Bauwens

Hometown: Perryville, MO

High School: Perryville Pirates

Position: QB

Awards: All-Conference

Major: Undecided

Coach Rode, “We were really excited when Joey committed to being a member of the EMAP Nation. He will bring a strong work ethic into this program because he is determined to succeed at the college level. He is a QB that has a strong arm and a quick release. His ability to throw and be mobile in the pocket will give him a big chance to make an impact on the field.”


Sean Adkison

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

High School: Baldwin Indians

Position: TE

Awards: All-Academic Team, Coach’s Award

Major: Athletic Training

Coach Gaylord, “Sean has been one of our top targets this recruiting season. I am very happy that he has decided to come to Greenville. His senior year Sean did whatever the team needed on the field. This is the attitude that will help he be incredible successful here. Sean is going to be another Florida guy who makes a huge impact for the Panthers both on and off the field.”








Mario Thompson

Hometown: Mount Vernon, IL

High School: Mt. Vernon Rams

Position: CB

Awards: Offensive Player of the Week

Major: Pre-Engineering

Coach Schenk, “Mario is another signee from Mt. Vernon High School. Coach Mings has been a great help in sending guys our way and he let me know from the 1st time I met him that Mario would be a great fit in our program! So we are very excited to get Mario here the fall and see him develop. My hope is that he has a great summer and develops physically throughout and comes to camp in the best shape he has ever been!”








Ben Cunningham

Hometown: West Frankfort, IL

High School: Frankfort Red Birds

Position: WR

Awards: 2010 Team Captain

Major: Marketing

Coach Schenk, “Ben is a guy who had a tough senior season. After a successful junior year he was injured very early. We are excited that Ben will get more chances to play football. I am looking forward to having Ben as a part of the program because he already knows who we are and what we’re all about. Watching his brother graduate from Greenville gave Ben vision for what it will be like here.”







John Kandels

Hometown: Ferrgus Falls, MN

High School: Fergus Falls Otters

Position: OL

Awards: 12th Man of the Year Award

Major: Physical Education

Coach Schenk, “John will be a great asset for the Greenville College Football program. He is following in his father’s footsteps coming to Greenville and we couldn’t be more excited. John will have to get used to the heat of southern Illinois but I’m sure he will adapt easily. John will have a big impact for us during his career and we can’t wait for him to begin.”







Tyler Orrick

Hometown: Normal, IL

High School: El Paso Titans

Position: TE

Awards:Cleary Award Winner, 1st Place Regionals Wrestling, United States Army Reserve Award for Academic and Athletic Excellence

Major: Pre-Medicine

Coach Mingo, “Tyler is exactly what we are looking for in a recruit. He embodies the core principles of the program and desires to be great in everything he does. He is a very good athlete and will help us out very early on in his career on offense. I’m really excited that Tyler has made the decision to attend Greenville College for the next four years and I know that he will represent not only the football program, but the entire GC community very well."




Tyler Bohanan

Hometown: Fort Smith, AR

High School: Northside Grizzlies

Position: DB

Awards: Special Teams Player of the Year

Major: History Education

Coach Gaylord, “I am very excited to have Tyler as a part of this program. He will be our first guy from the state of Arkansas and I believe he will represent his state well. Tyler has shown his excitement about coming to Greenville and I believe that will allow him to fight through the toughness of camp. I can’t wait to see how well Tyler will compete on and off the field.”








Tyrik Scott

Hometown: Owings Mills, MD

High School: Owings Mills Golden Eagles

Position: WR/DB

Awards: All-County Defense, All-Conference Defense

Major: Criminal Justice

Coach Rode, “Tyrik is a talented player that will bring a lot of athleticism to the program. We are very excited that he will be a part of the EMAP brotherhood this fall. Tyrik has exceptional leadership potential and will prove to truly be a man that has a huge impact on this team, school and community.”





Tre Lewis

Hometown: Collinsville, IL

High School: Collinsville Kahoks

Position: WR

Awards: All-Conference

Major: Education

Coach Gaylord, “Tre is a guy we are very high on. He is a player who competed in the toughest conference in southern Illinois and earned a spot on the All-Conference team. If Tre follows through on the passion I have seen in both the classroom and on the field he will have a very successful career at Greenville College.”


Joseph Hubbs

Hometown: San Antonio, TX

High School: Stevens Falcons

Position: LB

Awards: 2010 Texas 5A State Semifinalist

Major: Mass Communication

Coach Schenk, “I am pumped for Joe to be a part of the Greenville College football program. He is another Texas guy that has been coached well his whole career. The jump from high school to college should be easier for him because of where he played. Off the field we expect Joe to be a leader. He will have a very successful career here there is no doubt about that.”

This story was published on May 20, 2011

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