Courtesy of Presbyterian Athletics
CLINTON, S.C. - Presbyterian College head football coach
Harold Nichols, in conjunction with the athletics
department, is pleased to announce the addition of 19
student-athletes for the start of the 2010 season.
"I am very happy with the kids we signed," Nichols said.
"We were able to solidify our needs on both sides of the
ball. All these young men came from good high school
programs and are good students."
The Blue Hose signed an extremely strong recruiting class
under Nichols, who just wrapped up his first season at the
helm of the program.
Nichols and his staff received commitments from three
in-state student-athletes. PC also landed eight from
Georgia, three from Florida, three from North Carolina and
two from California.
Twelve of the players will play on the defensive side of
the ball while six will help steady the offense. PC inked
one student-athlete that doubles as a kicker and punter.
With such a small senior class this past season, PC
announced just 19 players Wednesday, including three that
have already enrolled and are taking classes this
Isaiah Lynn (linebacker) was a three-time all-state
selection while Fred Marshall (defensive back) picked up
all-state honors his senior season. Kicker/punter Jeremy
Tommie garnered all-state honors as well at nearby Emerald
H.S. Multiple student-athletes were voted to play in their
given state's all-star games. ESPNU named Ryan Singer
(quarterback) a two-star recruit.
"As we make the transition to Division I, this class of
athletes is the ones that will help us compete for a Big
South Conference title," Nichols said.
Continue checking back to www.gobluehose.com as the 2010
schedule will be announced in the very near future. Below
is a bio for each of the signed student-athletes.
Matthan Burton - 5'10", 190, DB, Temple, Ga., Temple H.S.
High School: Four-year letterwinner under Seth Rogers at
Temple H.S. ... Earned second-team Times-Georgia running
back honors as a senior ... Named Georgia H.S. Magazine
preseason first-team all-state his senior season ...
Garnered the Coca-Cola Golden Helmet award ... Earned
first-team Times-Georgian accolades as a junior ... Named
offensive and defensive MVP his junior season ... Rushed
for 798 yards, had 11 touchdowns, passed for 190 yards and
had 25 tackles as a senior ... Posted 92 tackles as a
junior ... Four-sport standout that also lettered in
track, basketball and baseball ... Three-time
scholar-athlete ... Two-time Temple H.S. Student of the
Personal: Matthan William Alexander Burton was born March
30, 1992 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Son of Kelvin and
Sonora Burton ... Has three older brothers, Marko,
Tramaine and Trevor ... Has not declared a major.
Cedric Byrd - 5'10", 175, FS, Tyrone, Ga., Sandy Creek
Collin Cole - 6'4", 295, OL, Palm Harbor, Fla., East Lake
High School: Played for Bob Hudson at East Lake H.S. ...
Named to the all-Suncoast team his senior season ...
Earned a spot on the honor roll.
Personal: Collin John Cole was born August 5, 1991 in St.
Charles, Ill. ... Son of John and Maggie Cole ... Has two
siblings, Megan and Mason ... Majoring in business.
Kevin Flanagan - 6'4", 285, OL, Charlotte, N.C., Olympic
West Point: Attended West Point for a semester prior to
enrolling at PC.
High School: Four-year letterwinner under Barry Shuford at
Olympic H.S. ... Helped the squad to back-to-back 8-2
marks his first two years ... Guided his team to an 11-1
mark as a junior ... Shared offensive MVP honors as a
Personal: Kevin James Flanagan was born May 17, 1990 in
Charlotte, N.C. ... Son of Les and Kathy Flanagan ... Has
a younger brother, Sean ... Majoring in civil engineering.
Murphy Frankhouser - 6'5", 280, OL, Sylvania, Ga., Screven
High School: Two-year letterwinner under Pat Collins at
Screven H.S. ... Two-time honorable mention all-region
selection ... Member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: William Murphy Frankhouser was born October 6,
1992 in Augusta, Ga. ... Son of John and Claudia
Frankhouser ... Has two siblings, Brittany and Jack ...
Majoring in business.
Joey Gilkey - 6'2", 240, TE, Woodstock, Ga., Etowah H.S.
High School: Three-year letterwinner under Bill Stewart at
Etowah H.S. ... Guided his team to back-to-back region
championships ... Led his squad to four consecutive
playoff appearances ... Had 17 receptions for 315 yards
and four touchdowns his last two years ... Registered 51
pancake blocks his last three years ... A first-team
all-county selection at tight end and punter his senior
campaign ... Named Cherokee County special teams Player of
the Year as a senior ... Also earned Cherokee County
Fellowship of Christian Athlete of the Year award his
senior season ... Won the 2009 scholar-athlete award ...
Earned the all-county academics award.
Personal: Joseph Wesley Gilkey was born September 27, 1991
in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. ... Son of Joey and Sharon Gilkey
... Has a younger sister, Taylor ... Majoring in business.
CeeJay Harris - 5'10", 225, ATH/LB, Long Beach, Calif.,
Cerritos College, L.B. Wilson H.S.*
Cerritos College: Played for Frank Mo at Cerritos College
... Notched 54 tackles his freshman campaign ... Posted 91
stops and had an interception as a sophomore ... Earned
first-team all-conference accolades his sophomore season
... Garnered first-team all-state honors after leading the
conference in tackles.
High School: Four-year letterwinner for Mario Morales at
L.B. Wilson H.S. ... Notched 144 tackles as a senior ...
Had 84 tackles and 11 interceptions his junior campaign
... Earned first-team all-league honors as a senior ...
Two-time second-team honoree ... Finished his career with
306 tackles ... Earned Student of the Year honors.
Personal: CeeJay Harris was born May 12, 1990 in Long
Beach, Calif. ... Son of Chavis R. Harris Sr., and Zena
Zamora ... Has one sibling, Zjalyn ... Majoring in
business with an emphasis in marketing.
Montel Hughes - 5'11", 187, LB, North Augusta, S.C., North
High School: Three-year letterwinner at North Augusta H.S.
... Region V Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ...
Two-time all-region honoree ... Earned all-area accolades
as a junior ... Led the team in tackles his junior (125)
and senior (130) campaigns ... A North/South all-star
selection ... Guided his team to an 11-2 mark his last
year ... Recorded a 3.2 GPA.
Personal: Montel Walter Hughes was born June 1, 1992 in
Beach Island, S.C. ... Son of Jeff and Pam Saunders ...
Has two siblings, Frederick and Kendrick ... Majoring in
Isaiah Lynn - 6'0", 215, Fort Lawn, S.C., Great Falls H.S.
High School: Played for Kenneth Schofield at Great Falls
H.S. ... Three-year letterwinner ... Three-time all-state
honoree ... Three-time all-region selection ... Two-time
all-area award winner ... Posted 88 tackles, including six
for loss, his senior season ... Notched 119 tackles as a
junior and 101 stops as a sophomore ... Named best
linebacker ... Member of the beta club.
Personal: Charlton Isaiah Lynn was born April 28, 1992 in
Lancaster, S.C. ... Son of Adam and Martha Lynn ... Has an
older brother, Adam, and a brother Josh, who plays
football at Furman ... Pre-med major.
Fred Marshall - 5'11", 170, DB, Ocilla, Ga., Irwin County
High School: Played for John Gamble at Irwin County H.S.
... Three-year letterwinner ... Georgia Sports Writers
first-team all-state selection his senior season ...
Three-time first-team all-region honoree ... Two-time
winner of the best defensive back ... Posted 83 tackles
and had 14 pass break-ups as a senior ... Led his team to
the state playoffs in 2007 and 2009 ... Won the
Personal: Frederick Lorenzo Marshall was born March 14,
1992 in Ocilla, Ga. ... Son of Randy and Monica Wynn ...
Has an older sister, Monique ... Has not declared a major.
Joshua Polk - 6'1", 225, DE, Lithonia, Ga., Stephenson
High School: Played for Ron Gartrell at Stephenson H.S.
... Four-year letterwinner ... Earned all-county honorable
mention honors as a junior ... Guided his team to three
region titles ... Posted 15 tackles, including five sacks
as a senior ... Also forced two fumbles ... Recorded nine
sacks, 79 tackles, forced six fumbles, recovered two
fumbles and had a touchdown his junior campaign ... Also
scored two touchdowns his junior season.
Personal: Joshua Keith Polk was born February 20, 1992 in
Lilburn, Ga. ... Son of Gregg and Susan Polk ... Step-son
of Valarie Walker ... Has four siblings, Gregory, Lawon,
Kesia and Shameka ... Majoring in physics.
Jimmy Pruitt - 5'10", 170, CB, Orlando, Fla., Edgewater
High School: Four-year letterwinner under Bill Gierke at
Edgewater H.S. ... Earned all-county accolades as a senior
... Led his team to the district and region championships
his senior campaign ... Posted 81 tackles, had 11 pass
break-ups, forced two fumbles and blocked three kicks as a
senior ... Notched 57 tackles to go along with seven pass
break-ups as a junior ... Rotary club student of the
Personal: Jimmy Pruitt was born January 9, 1992 in
Orlando, Fla. ... Son of Eric White and Dayna Pruitt ...
Has three younger siblings ... Majoring in biology.
Jabri Ridenhour - 5'10", 186, WR, Troy, N.C., Western
High School: Four-year letterwinner under Chris Causey at
Western Guilford H.S. ... Guided his squad to the playoffs
three straight years ... Named team MVP as a freshman ...
Two-time all-area selection ... Twice named to the
all-conference team ... Tallied 31 receptions for 416
yards and a touchdown as a sophomore ... Hauled in 64
catches for 1,021 yards and seven scores his junior season
... Posted 78 receptions for 1,303 yards and eight
touchdowns his senior campaign ... Named to Guilford
County's all-academic team.
Personal: Jabri Al-Shun Ridenhour was born June 2, 1992 in
Troy, N.C. ... Son of James and Alana Ridenhour ... Has
three siblings, Andrea, Da'Shanna and Ty Asia ... Majoring
Kyle Sharman - 6'3", 250, DE, Redondo Beach, Calif., La
Harbor College, Redondo Union H.S.*
La Harbor: Played for George Swade at La Harbor College
... Led his team to the Mountain Conference title ...
earned all-conference accolades ... Led the squad in sacks
and tackles for loss ... Posted six sacks and had 50
tackles ... Was tops in the state in quarterback hurries
with 14 in the regular season.
High School: Played for Gene Simon at Redondo Union H.S.
... Three-year letterwinner ... Three-year starter after
being brought up to varsity as a freshman during playoffs
... Guided his team to the Bay League title as a senior
... Earned all-Bay League honors his senior season ...
Two-time defensive line MVP.
Personal: Kyle Christopher Sharman was born December 9,
1989 in Inglewood, Calif. ... Son of Tim and Kristy
Sharman ... Has a brother, Ryan, who played football at
Nevada ... Also has a sister who is a nurse ... Majoring
Ryan Singer - 6'4", 180, QB, Dunedin, Fla., Dunedin H.S.
High School: Three-year letterwinner ... Played for Mark
Everett at Dunedin H.S. ... Two-star recruit by ESPNU ...
Threw for 2,800 yards and 33 touchdowns as a freshman ...
Totaled 1,100 passing yards as a junior ... Had 20 total
touchdowns that season, including eight on the ground ...
Recorded 1,500 yards passing his senior season ... Had
nine passing touchdowns and three rushing scores as a
senior ... Named to the All-GFL squad his rookie campaign
... Two-time team captain ... Earned all-district honors
as a junior ... Garnered honorable mention all-Suncoast
accolades as a senior ... Led the squad to three straight
Personal: Ryan Singer was born December 3, 1991 in
Pittsburg, Pa. ... Son of Jeff and Colleen Singer ... Has
two brothers, Jeffrey and Michael ... Majoring in
Donovan Thomas - 6'2", 240, DE, Watkinsville, Ga., Oconee
High School: Played for Mitch Olsen at Oconee County H.S.
... Two-year letterwinner ... Earned all-region accolades
as a senior ... Named all-Northeast Georgia ... Posted 78
tackles, had 12 sacks and forced two fumbles his senior
season ... Recorded 53 stops, including six sacks, and
forced three fumbles as a junior ... Named to the honor
Personal: Donovan Thomas was born February 1, 1992 in
Jacksonville, Fla. ... Son of Michael and Subrenia Thomas
... Has three younger siblings, Josh, Brianna and Alexis
... Majoring in biology.
Jeremy Tommie - 5'9, 170, K/P, Greenwood, S.C., Emerald
High School: Played for Tim McMahon at Emerald H.S. ...
Four-year letterwinner ... Earned all-state honors as a
senior ... Two-time all-Lakelands selection at punter ...
Two-time all-region award winner ... Named to the
North-South all-star team ... Led his team to the Palmetto
Championship title ... Garnered second-team all-state
honors as a junior ... Two-time all-region selection for
soccer ... Earned all-state accolades as a sophomore in
soccer ... Averaged 39.2 yards per punt with seven inside
the 20 ... Had 10 touchbacks on kick-offs ... Drilled
seven-of-10 field goal attempts, including one from 45
Personal: Jeremy Brett Tommie was born December 19, 1991
in Greenwood, S.C. ... Son of Danny and Sherri Tommie ...
Has two brothers, Chris and Will ... Has not declared a
Parrish Walker - 6'1", 265, DL, Orlando, Fla., Olympia
High School: Played for Bob Head at Olympia H.S. ...
Two-year letterwinner ... Earned a spot on the East-West
all-star game ... One of the top 100 athletes in central
Florida ... Notched 57 tackles, including 39 solo stops
and two sacks as a junior ... Had 15 tackles for loss his
junior season ... Recorded 48 tackles, including 22 solo
stops as a senior ... Posted 10 tackles for loss.
Personal: Parris Jamah Walker was born July 7, 1992 in
Greensboro, N.C. ... Son of Philando and Dawn Walker ...
Has not declared a major.
Arthur Williams - 6'3", 210, WR, Baxley, Ga., Appling
County H.S. **
* Denotes the student-athlete is currently enrolled and
has started classes at Presbyterian College.