PC's Football Recruits
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY FOR BLUE HOSE FOOTBALL.
Following the debut season for head coach Steve Englehart last fall, the Presbyterian College football team gained a slew of new faces on Wednesday afternoon as part of National Signing Day 2023. PC’s incoming class, when combined with the signees obtained over the December period, includes representatives from eight different states – South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, Texas, Ohio, West Virginia, and California.
Coach Englehart Comments
“We are thrilled about this new group of student-athletes that have chosen to be a part of Blue Hose nation. This group of young men will add to the 13 midyear enrollees that we acquired in the early signing day period in December.”
“There are so many people that put in a tremendous amount of work to make a day like today happen. A huge thank you deserves to go out to our coaches and staff, administration, admissions, financial aid, faculty, and sports information. “
“This recruiting class addresses many of our needs on the field to help us morph into the program that we envision, and we will continue to search for young men that fit within our culture.”
6’2; 180; WR
Augusta, Ga. / Westside HS
Selected Presbyterian because of a “great academic fit and the perfect spot for me to work and get better at the sport I love”…His uncle has been the biggest influence growing up…Hobbies include working out…Holds a 37-inch vertical leap…Was a member of A&B Honor Roll at Westside High School…Intends to major in Sports Medicine.
6’3; 290; OL
Coconut Creek, Fla. / Monarch HS
Chose the Blue Hose because of the “fantastic academics and rising football program, along with the great connection I’ve already established with the coaches”…Recorded a 4.7 GPA at Monarch High School while a member of the Cambridge Program…Hobbies include selling shoes…Intends to major in Computer Science.
5’10; 160; WR
Fort Lauderdale, Fla. / Cardinal Gibbons HS
Totaled 10 touchdowns and nearly 700 yards over the past two seasons of his prep career…Runs a 4.5-second 40-yard dash, choosing PC because it “felt right”…Was a three-time honor roll recipient at Cardinal Gibbons High School…His mother has been the biggest influence growing up, giving him “the best life advice and motivation to be the best I can be”…Intends to major in Business Management.
6’1; 216; LB
Matthews, N.C. / David W. Butler HS
Selected as an all-state performer and three-time all-conference member while also spending time with the track & field program at David W. Butler High School…His mother has been his biggest influence, as “she always stuck to what she believed”…Held a 3.58 GPA during his prep career, choosing PC because “it was the best place all-around for my commitment”…Intends to major in Philosophy.
6’3; 600; OL
Jacksonville, Fla. / Atlantic Coast HS
Chose Presbyterian because “I loved the family environment that the school has to offer”…His brother has been the biggest influence on his life…Intends to major in Business.
5’11; 210; LB
Johns Creek, Ga. / Chattahoochee HS
Was a two-year honor roll recipient at Chattahoochee High School, earning All-Region second team accolades…His father, Kevin Cox, was a member of the Blue Hose football team from 1992-97, becoming Lawton’s biggest influence growing up…Hobbies include weight lifting…He chose PC to “build on the legacy that my dad established”, intending to major in Engineering or Business.
6’0; 175; DB
Naples, Fla. / Naples HS
Decided to enroll at Presbyterian because of “the great atmosphere and welcoming mentality of the coaches”…His biggest influence growing up has been his mother, because “she is my biggest inspiration”…Intends to major in Business Management.
6’0; 175; WR
Charlotte, N.C. / Charlotte Catholic HS
Chose PC because “the campus has a distinct family feel, along with an environment that I instantly loved”…His biggest influence has been his father, because “he always pushed me on and off the field, having a work ethic that has always inspired me”…Intends to major in Business Marketing.
6’0; 190; DB
Summerville, S.C. / Summerville HS
Was All-Region and All-Low County while at Summerville High, reaching A-honor roll status…Participated in track and field and basketball over his prep tenure as well…His mother and father have been his biggest influence, citing “they always push me to do my best”…Hobbies include hunting and fishing…Intends to major in Civil Engineering.
6’2; 150; DB
Miami, Fla. / Miami Killian Senior HS
Landed at Presbyterian “thanks to the coaching staff who made me feel like family”…His biggest influence growing up has been his mother…Also participated in track and field while at Miami Killian Senior High School…His cousin, Jakob Ferrell, was a collegiate athlete at UMass…Intends to major in Engineering.
5’11; 228; K/P
Greenville, S.C. / Christ Church Episcopal School
Gained the distinction of Palmetto State Specialist of the Year with an 80% touchback rate on kickoffs and a 9-of-11 mark in field goal attempts…Was a two-time All-Region and All-County recipient, collecting an All-State nod for good measure…Gained the honor roll list in his prep career on three occasions, choosing PC because of its “great blend of academics and athletics”…His brother, Cliff Gandis, played football at Georgia Tech from 2018-21…Hobbies include golf and fishing…Intends to take on a dual-degree in Physics and Engineering.
6’4; 275; OL
Baxley, Ga. / Appling County HS
Was an All-Region first team recipient at Appling County High School, where he will soon graduate Magnum Cum Laude…Earned All-Region honorable mention as a junior, making his way to the state semifinal round in back-to-back years…Balanced football duties with a baseball tenure, finishing his prep career as an AP bronze scholar…Intends to major in Engineering.
5’11; 172; DB
Lawndale, N.C. / Burns HS
Was a member of the National Honors Society and AB Honor Roll at Burns High School…Selected Presbyterian because it presents “a great opportunity to develop and grow as a person”…His greatest influence has been his father, because “he was always there to help and guide me to become the person I am today”…Intends to major in Business.
6’6; 290; DL
Folsom, Calif. / Folsom HS
Chose to enroll with the Blue Hose because “I felt welcome as soon as I stepped foot on campus. I instantly felt this is the place I want to be for the next four years”…His father, James Greule, played football at Oregon State, while Jason Fisk (his second cousin) played at Stanford before embarking on a 13-year career in the NFL with five different franchises…His youngest second cousin, Tucker Fisk, spent all four years of his college tenure at Stanford and is currently a tight end for the Atlanta Falcons…Intends to major in History.
5’10; 160; QB
Davie, Fla. / Western HS
Was an All-County caliber player for all four years at Western High School, leveling up to All-State status as a senior…Named the 2021 Broward County Offensive Player of the Year, choosing PC because of the “different environment from home and rising athletic programs”…His biggest influence has been his father, who “taught me how to play the sport, which enabled me to fall in love with the game”…Intends to major in Journalism/Communication.
6’3; 215; LB
Charleston, S.C. / Porter Gaud HS
Juggled his football duties with track and field, lacrosse, and basketball while at Porter Gaud High School…Landed All-Conference and All-State honors with multiple championships across all four sports he competed in…Landed at PC because “it has a great campus and educational pride. I believe my four years in Clinton will be life-changing”…Hobbies include playing piano and drums…Intends to major in Biology.
5’10; 170; ATH
Greenville, S.C. / St. Joseph’s Catholic School
After earning 2021’s Comeback Player of the Year distinction, he garnered an All-Region selection last fall as a two-time team and offensive MVP…Was a track and field standout as well at St. Joseph’s Catholic School…Relatives David Johnson (Washington State), Rootbeer Johnson (South Carolina), and DJ Jones (Ole Miss) all played football at the collegiate level, the latter currently a member of the Denver Broncos…Intends to major in Business Administration and Management.
6’2; 215; LB
Fayetteville, N.C. / Seventy-First HS
Was an All-Conference and All-State performer at Seventy-First High School, concluding his prep stint as an honor student…Chose to enroll at PC because “all the coaches believe in me to contribute to the program and become a better person while I’m in school”…Intends to major in Engineering.
5’8; 175; K/P
Newnan, Ga. / The Heritage School
Named the Coweta County Special Teams Player of the Year alongside a three-time All-County and All-Region prep career…Was an All-State player as a senior while also a standout on The Heritage School soccer team…Set the all-time county record with a 50-yard field goal make…Juggled playing duties with a responsibility as treasurer of the National Honor Society…Chose PC because “the coaching staff was all in for me”…His father, Michael Mikko, played soccer at Clayton State…Intends to major in Accounting and Business Management.
6’0; 245; DL
Gastonia, N.C. / Forest View HS
6’0; 175; ATH
Hephzibah, Ga. / Hephzibah HS
Totaled over 5,000 yards and 44 touchdowns at Hephzibah High School, earning All-Region status all four seasons beside an All-State honorable mention plaudit in consecutive years…Named the 2022 Offensive Player of the Year while also enjoying numerous accolades in track and field, basketball, and baseball…Was a member of National Honor Society and A/B Honor Roll…Relatives include notable NFL standouts Chris Johnson and Darius Slay…Chose to enroll at PC because “the environment was so inviting and I immediately noticed the bond between the coaches and athletes”.
5’11; 175; DB
Mount Holly, N.C. / Mountain Island Charter School
Recorded 65 tackles, 30 pass deflections, and two interceptions on his way to consecutive All-Conference selections at Mountain Island Charter School…Was an equally impressive performer in track and field while also becoming a member of National Honor Society…His biggest influence has been his mother, “always my number one supporter”…Intends to major in Kinesiology.
5’11; 180; LB
Rock Hill, S.C. / Legion Collegiate Academy
Accumulated 144 combined tackles over his final two seasons at Legion Collegiate Academy, a member of both Honor Roll and National Beta Club…Relatives include notable NFL alumni Gerald Dixon (1993-2001) and Chris Hope (2002-2012)…Selected Presbyterian because “they were the first to recognize my skills and abilities on the field”…Intends to major in Sports Management.
5’10; 160; WR
Melbourne, Fla. / Melbourne HS
Wrapped up his senior campaign with 42 receptions for 743 yards and six TD’s, enough to land an All-County distinction at Melbourne High School…An honor roll member during his prep tenure, he chose PC because it “felt like home to me”…His father was his biggest influence growing up, “pushing me on and off the field to be a better person and athlete”…Intends to major in Business Management.
5’11; 168; ATH
Due West, S.C. / Dixie HS
Was an All-State, All-Region, and All-County player at Dixie High School, competing with the baseball and basketball teams as well during his prep stint…A member of National Honor Society and Beta Club…Chose the Blue Hose because it is “the best fit to continue my academic and athletic career”…Intends to major in Engineering.
6’4; 265; OL
Myrtle Beach, S.C. / Myrtle Beach HS
Selected PC because of the “great coaching staff that has already sold me on what the program is building, not to mention the excellent education and great location”…His father has been his biggest influence in life…National Honor Society and Beta Club member at Myrtle Beach High School…Intends to major in Business Administration.
6’3; 275; DL
Orlando, Fla. / Jones HS
Received Outstanding Academic Achievement Cum Laude and National Society of High School Scholars at Jones High School…Hobbies include fishing, weightlifting, and spending time with family and friends…His grandfather, Joe Eutsey, played semi-professional football for the Pierce County Bengals in Tacoma, Washington and the Washington County Grisleys in Portland, Oregon…Intends to major in Sports Management.
6’0; 170; DB
Raleigh, N.C. / Cardinal Gibbons HS
Captured the 2021 State Championship at Cardinal Gibbons High School, going on to notch an All-Conference nod with 70 combined tackles and five interceptions over the past two years…Named to the A/B Honor Roll during his prep career, choosing PC because “I admired the love I received when I first began to speak with the coaching staff”…Intends to major in Business Management.
5’10; 200; LB
Clearwater, Fla. / Calvary Christian HS
Was a member of the Honor Roll, Math Honors Society, and American Sign Language Honors Society at Calvary Christian High School…Chose Presbyterian because “I really enjoyed the location and environment that the staff provides”…His father has been his biggest influence growing up, “inspiring me to play the game of football”.
6’0; 260; DL
Bradenton, Fla. / IMG Academy
Landed at Presbyterian due to “the feeling that I can excel here given the reputation of the school’s academics and coaching staff”…Hobbies include weightlifting, hunting, and fishing…Intends to major in Sports Medicine.
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