Tri-State Football

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Where They're Headed: NAIA

By Greg Shoemaker | Featured Analyst

The sky is the limit for Campbell County QB Tyler Durham at Georgetown College starting next fall.




Once again Georgetown College brings in a bumper crop of players to replenish those who are leaving the winning tradition into the newcomers' hands. Tigers' new offensive coordinator Eddie Eviston can’t wait to start molding big Tyler Durham into a star at this level. Durham is a two-time Class 6A, District 6 Player of the Year.

Even though they are still a program in their infancy Lindsey Wilson continues to build the depth they need to consistently compete for titles on a year-to-year basis. The Blue Raiders helped themselves up front on both sides of the ball. The team took flyers on a couple of players who had their senior seasons cut short due to injuries in running back Brandon Payne and defensive back Jeremiah Williams. If healthy they could be very good additions for four years.

Here is a look at where the Tri-state area's NAIA signees:

Georgetown College – Jettie Bailey (Middletown) – LB; Josh Depp (Springboro) – PK; Tyler Durham (Campbell County) – QB; Tyler Gist (Winton Woods) – RB; Chad Heineman (Edgewood) – OL; Georgetown College: Jordan Nicoll (Springboro) – LB; Chamoda Palmore (Lakota East) – RB; Austin Rice (Edgewood) – OL; Elliott Rust (NewCath) - OL/DL.

Lindsey Wilson College: Greg Childs (Badin) – OL; Rickey Ford (Beavercreek) – DB; Jared Kunkel (Conner) - OL/DL; Brandon Payne (Chaminade-Julienne) – RB; Collin Trammel (Owen County) – WR; Dwayne Wilson (Purcell Marian) – DE; Jeremiah Williams (Boone County) – DB; Drew Williamson (Wyoming) – OL; Darien Wolnitzek (Conner) - OL/DL.

Pikeville: Ricky Martin (Cooper) – LB.

St. Francis (IN): Drake Thompson (Northmont) – LB.

William Penn: Tevin Ware (Colerain) – RB; Nick Johnson (Colerain) - RB.

Follow along with where all of the local players are heading with our COMMITMENT TRACKER.


Greg is a co-founder of TSF and is now entering his ninth season as a Featured Analyst for the website. The Xavier University grad also serves as the Content Manager for the website and is widely considered one of the top high school football experts in the region. If you are interested in covering your team, please CONTACT US.