Guilford College Quakers land five key football recruits, among them Chris Ross from Allen Brown/Don Osborne’s Thomasvillle Bulldog football team

Posted by Andy Durham on June 6, 2011 at 8:13 pm under High School | Comments are off for this article

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College head football coach Chris
Rusiewicz announced the intention of five incoming students to play football for the Quakers Monday. All five students have made their deposit to the college and will enroll for classes beginning in August. They make up part of Rusiewicz’s
first recruiting class at Guilford since he took over the Quakers’ program
in January.

Tyler Eller (Bristol, Tenn.) lettered three times under coach Brian Currin
at J.F. Webb High School in Oxford, N.C. The 6-3, 215-pound defensive
end/linebacker was a three-time All-Carolina 3A Conference selection and
served as a defensive team captain. The academic all-conference honoree also
played lacrosse and set the school’s season record with 28 ground balls.
Eller is a member of the National Honor Society and participated in Webb’s
Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Jordan Farmer (Advance, N.C.) lettered three seasons at Davie County High
School for coach Doug Illing. The 5-10, 215-pound linebacker helped War
Eagles reach the 2010 North Carolina High School Athletic Association state
4A final for the first time in school history and collect Western Region and
sectional crowns along the way. Farmer participated in the 2010 American
Legion Tar Heels Boys State Program and intends to study exercise and sports
science at Guilford.

Kolby Hunt (Lexington, N.C.) lettered three years under coach Mark Hoover at
Central Davidson High School and twice led the Spartans in tackles. The 6-0,
195-pound linebacker was part of Central Davidson’s first winning season
(7-4) since 1982. Hunt also lettered three times in baseball and twice
helped the team to Central Carolina Conference championships. He intends to
study education at Guilford.

Ryan Lynde (Blue Hill, Maine) lettered three seasons at Mt. Desert Island
High School for coach Mark Shields. The 6-4, 245-pound tight end/defensive
end earned Second Team All-Pine Tree Conference honors and was also a member
of the league’s all-academic team. Lynde also lettered twice in basketball
and track.

Chris Ross (Winston-Salem, N.C.) was an All-Davidson County and All-Central
Carolina Conference cornerback for coach Allen Brown’s Thomasville High
School team in 2010. He had 50 tackles (30 solo), three interceptions, seven
pass breakups and three blocked kicks for the Bulldogs, who went 11-2 and
reached the district round of the 2A state playoffs. Ross was an
all-conference defender and two-year letterwinner at Ledford High School for
coach Chuck Henderson before transferring to Thomasville for his senior
year. Ross was invited to participate in the North Carolina Coaches
Association’s East-West Senior All-Star Game in Greensboro this July. He
intends to study exercise and sports science at Guilford.

The group looks to help Rusiewicz’s Quakers starting Sept. 3 with the 2011
season opener against Greensboro College. Kickoff for the 15th annual Gate
City Soup Bowl is 1:00 p.m. at Grimsley High School’s Jamieson Stadium.

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