Grand Canyon adds two players in nationwide recruiting effort

The son of two former college volleyball players and an all-area outside attacker will both be playing for Grand Canyon beginning in the 2016 season.

Grand Canyon announced recently that high school seniors Will Schwob and Jack Burton have committed to join the Antelopes.

Schwob, a 6-foot-4 outside attacker from Annapolis, Maryland, has spent the last three years participating in the USA Volleyball High Performance Championships and played three other sports for his high school. In addition, Schwob is the son of former all-conference George Mason outside attacker and assistant coach Mike Schwob as well as former all-conference Maryland women’s volleyball player Susan Schwob.


“Will has a great feel for the game and is an outstanding multi-sport athlete who is going to bring tremendous athleticism to our team,” Grand Canyon coach Jeremy Price said in a statement. “He could have played four sports in college and I’m pleased he chose to play volleyball at GCU. I’m looking forward to working with him and seeing him grow as a volleyball player.”

Burton, a 6-foot-4 outside attacker from Bolingbrook, Illinois, had 450 kills last season as he helped lead his high school team to finish at 33-6. He also was an all-area selection in 2014 and earned all-tournament honors in four regular season tournaments.

“We’re excited to get another player from the Chicago area. It’s been a fertile area for Grand Canyon volleyball and I think Jack will be the latest in a long line of outstanding Chicagoland players at GCU,” Price said in the statement. “He has great ball control and is an intelligent hitter. He makes everyone around him better.”

Grand Canyon finished last season in seventh place in the MIVA and advanced to the conference tournament quarterfinals.