NORTH NEWTON, Kan. - The Bethel College Football program has officially announced their new class of Thresher recruits for this upcoming fall season. In total, the class currently stands at 39 new faces. 30 of these young men come to Bethel as collegiate freshmen, while nine of them are junior college transfers.

The Threshers while under the lead of Coach Morris Lolar have established successful recruiting pipelines in the "Tornado Belt" of America, bringing in high-motor players from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Texas. This year is no different, as 29 of the signees hail directly from these three states. Out of the remaining 10 future Threshers, six are from California, two are from Georgia, and one each hail from Louisiana and Florida.

Lolar feels very strongly about the incoming recruits he, Coach Kevin Griffin, and the rest of his coaching staff have been able to bring in for 2017.

"This is a solid group of kids, and by no means are we finished with searching for more to add before the season rolls around," commented Lolar.

"We're building something special here, and I think the community can see that. This will be the first time in recent seasons where we do not have to be dependent on having incoming freshman start right away, before they'd be ready under normal circumstances. If they're talented and show they can start, will they? Sure, but these kids have bought into what our program is about, what Bethel is about, and I am excited to see how they grow around an established core on offense and defense."

Here is the current list of signees, listed in alphabetical order:

NamePositionHeightWeightPrevious School
Sterling AlfordFS6'3"175Edmond Santa Fe HS (Okla.)
Jeremy ArnoldCB5'10"180Wichita West HS
Anthony BarnettDE6'2"215Northeast Magnet HS (Ga.)
Merari BowenCB5'8"160DeSoto HS (Texas)
Derrick BrittWR6'2"200Edmond Santa Fe HS (Okla.)
Jacob CallisonDB5'11"190Haven HS
Estephan CastroWR5'8"165Feather River CC (Calif.)
Alex CochranFB5'9"215Junction City HS
Ian CrossLB6'3"180Circle HS
Nathaniel DavisWR6'2"190Amite HS (La.)
DeVonte DeVaughWR5'10"180West LA CC (Calif.)
Zachary EsauQB5'10"180Hesston HS
Kevin EvittCB5'9"165Tulsa Union HS (Okla.)
Robert GrahamOL6'3"255Spring Hill HS (Texas)
Camryn HarrisonWR5'10"175Manor HS (Texas)
Derrick HudsonLB5'10"210DeSoto HS (Texas)
Tristan HuntDE6'4"230Fort Scott CC
Tyler HuttoDE6'1"210Circle HS
Joshua JacksonDT6'1"250Snyder HS (Okla.)
Axel JimenezNT5'10"255Wichita North HS
De'Quarius JohnsonRB5'10"195Northeast Magnet HS (Ga.)
Peter KingOL6'2"255Broken Arrow HS (Okla.)
Khalif MajiedWR5'10"180La Harbor CC (Calif.)
Shavane MorrisonCB5'9"175Bethel College (Trenton Central HS)
Lebardo PerezOL5'11"290Hartnell CC (Calif.)
Brandon PhornRB5'10"180Coweta HS (Okla.)
Kobe PickensWR/RB5'9"180Ardmore HS (Okla.)
Victor RangelS5'10"175Grand Prairie HS (Texas)
Daniel RiosRB5'10"175C.C. Winn HS (Texas)
Braedon Starlin-DriverRB5'10"200Independence CC
Amondre StreetWR5'10"170DeSoto HS (Texas)
Jaidon SmithOL6'1"280Brazoswood HS (Texas)
Joshua StubblefieldNT5'10"300NW Florida State CC
Ryan TilburyOL6'2"280Midwest City HS (Okla.)
Jordan TisdaleRB5'10"185Broken Arrow HS (Okla.)
Amonn TurnerRB5'10"180DeSoto HS (Texas)
Reynaldo VasquezS5'10"162C.C. Winn HS (Texas)
Deshawn WheelerS6'1"205San Bernadino CC (Calif.)
Reggie YoungCB5'11"180Mt. San Antonio CC (Calif.)