GREENSBORO, N.C. – Guilford College head football coach Chris Rusiewicz announced the intention of five incoming students to play football for the Quakers Tuesday. This brings the total up to 11 new recruits to play for the Quakers this upcoming fall. These five new students have made their deposits to the college and will enroll for classes in August.
Spencer Kilby (Newton, N.C.) lettered four seasons at Newton-Conover High School under coach Matt Beam. The 6-3, 255-pound offensive lineman helped contribute to the 2013 Catawba Valley Athletic Conference Championship team. Kilby intends to study business management at Guilford.
Tim Marshall (Mint Hill, N.C.) lettered four seasons at Independence High School under coach Joe Evans. The 5-9, 170-pound defensive back earned All-Southwestern 4A Conference and All-Mecklenburg County recognition as a senior. Marshall also lettered for four years under coach Ken Waldron in track and field. He has extensive volunteer service was selected as one of Charlotte's Top 100 Young Black Men. He intends to study health science at Guilford.
Alex Sutton (Apex, N.C.) lettered three seasons at Middle Creek High School under Mike Castellano. The 6-1, 205-pound linebacker/long snapper helped his team win the Southwest Wake County Conference (SWAC) Championships from 2012-2014. Sutton also earned academic all-conference from 2012-2014 and is a part of the National Honor Society. He plans to major in business management at Guilford.
Taquar Stewart (Roswell, Ga.) lettered four seasons at Walton High School under coach Mo Dixon. The 5-9, 180-pound defensive back earned 2014 5-AAAAAA Honorable Mention All-Region honors, and a 2014 Cobb County Player of the Week prize. He played in the 2014 Cobb County All-Star Senior Bowl and was awarded the 2015 Spring Raider Pride Award. Stewart also participated in track at Walton as a sprinter. He is interested in pre-medicine and plans to study health sciences at Guilford.
Zach Nelson (Kernersville, N.C.) lettered two seasons at East Forsyth High School under coach Todd Willert. The 6-1, 265-pound offensive lineman helped his team win the 2014 Piedmont Triad 4A Conference Championship. Nelson also lettered four years in track and field as a thrower for East Forsyth. He intends to study sports management at Guilford.
Guilford opens the 2015 season Sept. 5 against Greensboro College in the Gate City Soup Bowl at Jamieson Stadium at 1:00 p.m.