Jimmies seal four recruitsNate Purcell of Jamestown High School is one of four recruits to sign with the Jimmie football team. Purcell is joined by Khaymon Bell of Casper, Wyo., Breun Crenshaw of Austin, Texas and Michael Shifrar of Sheridan, Wyo.
By: By Jamestown Sun Staff, The Jamestown Sun
Nate Purcell of Jamestown High School is one of four recruits to sign with the Jimmie football team.
Purcell is joined by Khaymon Bell of Casper, Wyo., Breun Crenshaw of Austin, Texas and Michael Shifrar of Sheridan, Wyo.
“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,” coach Shawn Frank said. “The following players exemplify that such thing.”
Purcell, who was named the Blue Jays’ top defensive lineman last season, will play the same position for the Jimmies.
“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,” Frank said. “Nate is the type of player Jamestown College thrives on. We look forward to watching him develop.”
The son of Jerry and Patty Purcell, he plans to study history at JC.
Bell comes from a solid program in Wyoming, Casper Natrona, where he played offensive guard, but projects as a fullback for the Jimmies.
“Khaymon plays with great passion and plays with an edge. He is an outstanding student who embraces competition,” Frank said. “He is a very goal-orientated student-athlete who loves the game and plays like it.”
An honor roll student, he is the son of Richard Bell and Karena Sell. He plans to study physical education at JC.
Crenshaw, the Texas native, will play linebacker for the Jimmies. He too earned honor roll status academically at a school known also for its solid football program.
“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,” Frank said. “His energy level and passion are contagious and that will translate well to our program.”
The son of Ardis Crenshaw and Jackie Mathis, he will study kinesiology at JC.
Shifrar earned all-state honors at Sheridan, Wyo., which won a state championship this past season. He’ll transition from defensive back to safety for the Jimmies.
Frank hopes to add future players from coach Don Julian’s program.
“Michael is an outstanding person who displays great qualities in playing defensive back. We look forward to his continued growth as a player,” Frank said. “He has shown the ability to make plays and we respect that. At 6-foot-4, he has the ability to develop into a fine player.”
He is the son of Joe Shifrar and Mary Doran. He plans to major in elementary education.