Football Class of 2017 - Recent Recruit
Football Class of 2017

Football

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:

Name

Position

Height

Weight

Previous School

Sterling Alford

FS

6'3"

175

Edmond Santa Fe HS (Okla.)

Jeremy Arnold

CB

5'10"

180

Wichita West HS

Anthony Barnett

DE

6'2"

215

Northeast Magnet HS (Ga.)

Merari Bowen

CB

5'8"

160

DeSoto HS (Texas)

Derrick Britt

WR

6'2"

200

Edmond Santa Fe HS (Okla.)

Jacob Callison

DB

5'11"

190

Haven HS

Estephan Castro

WR

5'8"

165

Feather River CC (Calif.)

Alex Cochran

FB

5'9"

215

Junction City HS

Ian Cross

LB

6'3"

180

Circle HS

Nathaniel Davis

WR

6'2"

190

Amite HS (La.)

DeVonte DeVaugh

WR

5'10"

180

West LA CC (Calif.)

Zachary Esau

QB

5'10"

180

Hesston HS

Kevin Evitt

CB

5'9"

165

Tulsa Union HS (Okla.)

Robert Graham

OL

6'3"

255

Spring Hill HS (Texas)

Camryn Harrison

WR

5'10"

175

Manor HS (Texas)

Derrick Hudson

LB

5'10"

210

DeSoto HS (Texas)

Tristan Hunt

DE

6'4"

230

Fort Scott CC

Tyler Hutto

DE

6'1"

210

Circle HS

Joshua Jackson

DT

6'1"

250

Snyder HS (Okla.)

Axel Jimenez

NT

5'10"

255

Wichita North HS

De'Quarius Johnson

RB

5'10"

195

Northeast Magnet HS (Ga.)

Peter King

OL

6'2"

255

Broken Arrow HS (Okla.)

Khalif Majied

WR

5'10"

180

La Harbor CC (Calif.)

Shavane Morrison

CB

5'9"

175

Bethel College (Trenton Central HS)

Lebardo Perez

OL

5'11"

290

Hartnell CC (Calif.)

Brandon Phorn

RB

5'10"

180

Coweta HS (Okla.)

Kobe Pickens

WR/RB

5'9"

180

Ardmore HS (Okla.)

Victor Rangel

S

5'10"

175

Grand Prairie HS (Texas)

Daniel Rios

RB

5'10"

175

C.C. Winn HS (Texas)

Braedon Starlin-Driver

RB

5'10"

200

Independence CC

Amondre Street

WR

5'10"

170

DeSoto HS (Texas)

Jaidon Smith

OL

6'1"

280

Brazoswood HS (Texas)

Joshua Stubblefield

NT

5'10"

300

NW Florida State CC

Ryan Tilbury

OL

6'2"

280

Midwest City HS (Okla.)

Jordan Tisdale

RB

5'10"

185

Broken Arrow HS (Okla.)

Amonn Turner

RB

5'10"

180

DeSoto HS (Texas)

Reynaldo Vasquez

S

5'10"

162

C.C. Winn HS (Texas)

Deshawn Wheeler

S

6'1"

205

San Bernadino CC (Calif.)

Reggie Young

CB

5'11"

180

Mt. San Antonio CC (Calif.)