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Originally published: 2013-02-06 13:28:47
Last modified: 2013-02-06 14:28:54

ASU signs 14 football recruits

by Steve Behr Sports Editor

Fourteen student-athletes signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to join Appalachian State’s football program in 2013, first-year head coach Scott Satterfield announced.

Wednesday’s signees — all high-school seniors — brings the total number of scholarship athletes in Satterfield’s first recruiting class to 16. True freshman defensive back Anthony Covington and junior offensive lineman Brandon Hunter enrolled at Appalachian State for the spring semester and are already participating in all team activities. The remaining 14 signees will arrive at Appalachian this summer.

Each of the Mountaineers’ 16 newcomers have a rating of at least two stars from rivals.com with six — Covington, Hunter, wide receiver Dante Jones, quarterback Taylor Lamb, defensive lineman/linebacker Nathaniel Norwood and running back Terrence Upshaw — garnering three-star ratings from various media outlets.

“We’re incredibly excited to welcome this fine group of young men to the Appalachian State family,” Satterfield said. “I truly believe that this is a group that the Appalachian State family will be proud of on the field, in the classroom and in the community. The thing that really stood out during the recruiting process is the fact that we got to interact with a lot of great families. After meeting the families, it is obvious why these men are such great student-athletes. We can’t wait to get the entire class on campus this summer.”

 

2013 APPALACHIAN STATE FOOTBALL SIGNEES

Name    Pos.    Ht.    Wt.    Hometown    High School

Tyrell Brown    DB    5-10    190    Hampton, Ga.    Lovejoy

Parker Collins    OL    6-3    290    North Augusta, S.C.    North Augusta

Anthony Covington*    DB    5-11    195    Charlotte, N.C.    Mallard Creek

Marcus Cox    RB    5-11    185    Dacula, Ga.    Dacula

Kennan Gilchrist    OLB    6-2    200    Abbeville, S.C.    Abbeville

Colby Gossett    OL    6-6    310    Cumming, Ga.    North Forsyth

Brandon Hunter*^    OL    6-4    275    Chapel Hill, N.C.    Hargrave Military Academy

Dante Jones    WR    5-11    175    Raleigh, N.C.    Southeast Raleigh

Taylor Lamb    QB    6-2    200    Calhoun, Ga.    Calhoun

Nathaniel Norwood    OLB    6-2    225    Hampton, Ga.    Lovejoy

Beau Nunn    OL    6-4    265    York, S.C.    York Comprehensive

Brandon Pinckney    DB    6-0    175    Spartanburg, S.C.    Dorman

Rashaad Townes    DB    6-2    210    Macon, Ga.    Howard

Terrence Upshaw    RB    5-10    190    Duluth, Ga.    Northview

George Vinson    ILB    6-0    205    Damascus, Md.    Damascus

Lee Wright    OLB    5-10    195    York, S.C.    York Comprehensive

* denotes enrolled at Appalachian State for spring semester

^ junior-college transfer has two seasons of eligibility remaining