Guilford College adds six more players to Quaker football team with East Forsyth Eagles and Northwood Chargers coming to town


* Guilford College head football coach *Kevin Kiesel *announced the
intention of six more incoming students to play football for the Quakers
Tuesday. All six students have made their deposit to the college and will
enroll for classes beginning in August. To date, 31 football students have
committed to attend Guilford.

*D’Shawn Bryant (Lynchburg, Va.)* did not play his senior season at Heritage
High School as a preseason injury kept the 5-8, 170-pound quarterback off
the field for coach Doug Smith’s club. However, he remained with the team as
a student assistant. *Bryant *participated in the Pioneers’ ‘Play it Smart’
Program, sponsored by the National Football Federation and College Football
Hall of Fame. He picked Guilford over Bridgewater College, Emory & Henry
College and Stevenson University.

Sam Griffin (Pittsboro, N.C.)
*graduated with most of Northwood High School’s passing records and twice
helped coach Bill Hall’s Chargers to the third round of the state 2AA
playoffs. The 5-11, 160-pound quarterback passed for 1,782 yards and 22
touchdowns as a senior and earned All-Carolina 9 Conference and All-Chatham
County honors. He was an All-Mid-State Conference pick in 2008 after
throwing for a school-record 2,582 yards. Northwood went 23-5 in *Griffin’s
*two seasons under center. He picked Guilford over Greensboro College and
Wingate University.*

B.J. McKeever (Kernersville, N.C.)
*lettered four years for coach Todd Willert’s East Forsyth High School team.
The 6-0, 190-pound running back gained 1,298 career rushing yards, which
ranks third in school history. As a senior *McKeever *rushed for 928 yards
and five touchdowns en route to All-Piedmont Triad Conference recognition.
He set the school record with a 90-yard touchdown run versus Parkland in
2009. The Eagles went 12-2 and reached the state 4A quarterfinals in
*McKeever’s*junior season. He also lettered four years as a point guard on the
basketball team and was named East Forsyth’s Athlete of the Year. He
considered Greensboro and Randolph College before choosing Guilford.*

Justin Moulin (Charlotte, N.C.)
* joins Ardery Kell High School teammate *Faris El-Ali (Charlotte, N.C.)*, a
previous Guilford commitment, as newcomers to the Quakers in 2010. *Moulin*,
a 6-1, 215-pound defensive end, was a three-year letter winner for the
Knights. He helped coach Marty Woolbright’s team reach the second round of
the state 4A playoffs in the school’s second season. *Moulin* also lettered
twice in lacrosse and is a member of the National Technical Honors Society.
He considered Averett University and Randolph-Macon College before choosing

*Josh Kopp (Manorville, N.Y.)* earned three letters under coach Joe
Patrovich at Hauppauge High School. The 6-3, 260-pound lineman helped the
Eagles to their first back-to-back playoff appearances and a school-record
seven wins in 2009. *Kopp *considered Alfred University and Hartwick College
before choosing Guilford.

Sean Pope (Mableton, Ga.)
* lettered one year under coach Matt Hall at Pace Academy in the school’s
first season of football. The 6-2, 215-pound defensive end was a team
captain and recorded 47 tackles and two sacks to share the Knights’
Defensive Most Valuable Player Award. *Pope* also lettered three years in
basketball at Pace Academy where he helped his team to the quarterfinals of
the 2008 state playoffs. *Pope* also considered Centre College, Georgia
State University, and Maryville (Tenn.) College and choosing Guilford.

Guilford concluded the 2009 football season with a 4-6 overall record, 2-4
in the Old Dominion Athletic Conference. The Quakers lost four seniors from
the 2009 team and expect as many as 58 letter winners back in 2010. Guilford
opens the season Sept. 4 with the 14th annual Gate City Soup Bowl versus
Greensboro College at 7:00 p.m. in the Quakers’ Armfield Athletic Center.
Dave Walters
Guilford College Athletics