ASU hopes to add another top class
by Steve Behr Sports Editor
It’s up to the recruits now.
Appalachian State’s football coaching staff, like coaching staffs all over America, will try to wait patiently to see if recruits who committed to their programs will actually sign on the dotted line today during the NCAA football signing day.
The Mountaineers already received an early signature from Mallard Creek cornerback Anthony Covington, a three-star recruit, according to rivals.com. He stands 5-foot-10, weighs 185 pounds and runs the 40-yard dash in 4.6 seconds, according to rivals.com.
Rivals.com also lists 13 more players who have committed to Appalachian State. Three are defensive backs, two are offensive linemen and two are linebackers.
Appalachian State has also secured a commitment from receiver Dante Jones, quarterback Taylor Lamb and from athletes Marcus Cox and Lee Wright.
The class of 2013 has a tough act to follow. The class of 2012 includes receiver Malachi Jones, who worked his way into the starting lineup. Defensive end Greg Hall saw playing time during the season.
Several promising players, including running back Tysean Holloway, linebacker John Law, linebacker Tashion Singleton and defensive back Dante Blackmon all redshirted.
The class of 2011 also had a big year in 2012. Sean Price, a redshirt freshman who finished third in The Sports Network’s Jerry Rice Award, which is given to the top freshman in the FCS.
Defensive tackle Stephen Burns and offensive guard Shaq Counts were both starters. Cornerback Henry Barnes, star position Kevin Walton, and left cornerback Aaron Krah also saw playing time.