Jamestown News
Wed, Feb. 15, 2012 - [Football]

Jamestown College head football coach Shawn Frank announces four additional student-athletes in the Jimmies' 2012 signing class.

"As we continue to assemble our recruiting class for the fall, it is imperative that we find young men who fit our program academically and athletically," Frank says. "The following players exemplify that such thing. These student-athletes love to play, are great people and are proud to be a part of Jimmie Nation."

Khaymon Bell, Casper, Wyo., is a second team All-Conference selection and Shrine Bowl invitee. A Presidential Honor Roll student, he will switch from playing offensive guard in high school to playing fullback for the Jimmies.

"Khaymon is a player who plays the game in the manner we desire," Frank says. "He plays with great passion and plays with an edge. Khaymon is an outstanding student who embraces competition. He is a very goal-oriented student-athlete who loves the game and plays like it. He brings a physical presence to our program and he comes from a highly respected program in Wyoming, Casper Natrona. Khaymon comes from a great family and we look forward to watching Khaymon compete when he arrives this fall."

Bell is the son of Richard Bell and Karena Snell. He plans to major in Physical Education.

Breun Crenshaw, Austin, Texas, will play inside linebacker.

"Coming from an outstanding high school program, Breun enjoys competing and brings high energy with him," Frank says. "This young man brings size to our linebacker unit and, as is the case with the majority of players from the state of Texas, loves the game. Breun made some outstanding plays for his team this past fall. His energy level and passion are contagious and that will translate well to our program. It will be exciting to watch his progress as a player once he steps foot on campus."

An Honor Roll student, Crenshaw is the son of Ardis Crenshaw and Jackie Mathis. He plans to pursue a career in Kinesiology.

Nate Purcell, Jamestown, was named the Blue Jays' Most Valuable Defensive Lineman and will play defensive end for the Jimmies.

"Nate is an outstanding person and student," Frank says. "We are certainly excited that Nate has chosen Jamestown College as his new home. Nate is a player who brings great work ethic with him every day. Nate's ability to put weight on his frame will suit him well to playing defensive line. He plays the game very hard and his best football is certainly ahead of him. Nate is the type of player Jamestown College thrives on. We look forward to watching Nate develop into the best player he can be." 

The son of Jerry and Patty Purcell, he plans to major in history.

Michael Shifrar, Sheridan, Wyo., is a first team All-Conference and first team All-State selection. He will make the transition to safety after playing cornerback for the Broncs.

"Mike comes from one of the top programs in the state of Wyoming," Frank says. "We, as a coaching staff, have great respect for what Coach Julian has done at Sheridan High School, and we look forward to attracting more players from his program. Michael played a critical part in Sheridan's run to the state championship this last fall. He is an outstanding person who displays great qualities in playing defensive back. We look forward to his continued growth as a player. He has shown the ability to make plays and we respect that. At 6'4, he has the ability to develop into a fine player."

Shifrar is the son of Joe Shifrar and Mary Doran. He plans to major in Elementary Education.