Guilford Announces First Members of 2019 Recruiting Class

Photo by Scott Ingram
Photo by Scott Ingram

GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College head football coach Chris Rusiewicz announced the intention of six incoming students to play football for the Quakers Friday. The students have made their deposits to the college and will enroll for classes beginning in August. They are the first commitments of Rusiewicz's fifth recruiting class at Guilford.

Austin Flick (Fairmont, N.C.) lettered two seasons at Fairmont High School under coach Randy Ragland. The 6-3, 260-pound offensive lineman was a First Team All-Three Rivers Conference selection and also earned All-Robeson County honors. He helped Fairmont win the 2014 Three Rivers title and served as a team captain. Flick also lettered twice in basketball and as an all-conference thrower on the track and field team. He intends to study sport management at Guilford.

Brandon Greene (Rockingham, N.C.) lettered at Richmond Senior High School under coach Paul Hoggard. The 5-10, 165-pound kicker/punter twice earned All-Southeastern 4A Conference recognition. This past season, Greene averaged more than 40 yards per punt and was three-of-five on his field goals and 57-for-66 on extra-points. Greene will be performing in the East-West All-Star Game that will take place in Greensboro on July 22nd.

Willie McCree Jr. (Rockwell, N.C.) played four seasons at East Rowan High School under coach Kenneth McClamrock. The 5-9, 155-pound safety earned All-South Piedmont Conference (SPC) and All-Rowan County recognition and was chosen as East Rowan's Defensive Player of the Year. McCree also participated in track and ROTC as a drill commander. He plans to major in criminal justice at Guilford.

Ryan Miller (Cumming, Ga.) lettered three seasons at West Forsyth High School under coach Adam Clack. The 6-2, 210-pound tight end/fullback served as a team captain, earned Second Team All-Region 6 and Second Team All-Forsyth County his senior year. He was a member of the National Honor Society and Distributive Education Clubs of America. Miller also lettered four years on the track and field team in shot put and discus.

Jacob Radtke (Cleveland, N.C.) lettered three seasons at West Rowan High School under coach Scott Young. The 6-4, 255-pound offensive lineman earned All-SPC and All-Rowan County honors. He was a member of the honor roll and the National Society of High School Scholars. Radtice was named a state champion for Future Farmers of America in the Diversified Livestock Contest. He intends to study physics at Guilford.

Karson Sharpe (Kernersville, N.C.) lettered four seasons at East Forsyth High school under coach Todd Willert. Sharpe earned All-Piedmont Triad 4A Conference recognition twice, All-Forsyth County recognition, and was named the team's Offensive MVP. He currently holds the Piedmont Triad 4A Conference record for most passing yards in a career with 5,332 and the school record for career wins.  He completed 62 percent of his passes and threw 51 touchdowns in his career.

Guilford opens the 2015 season Sept. 5 against Greensboro College in the Gate City Soup Bowl at Jamieson Stadium at 1:00 p.m.