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Originally published: 2014-07-02 18:16:07
Last modified: 2014-07-03 17:33:00

App State signs Monroe receiver

by Staff Reports

Jaylan Barbour, a true freshman ranked among the nation's top 100 wide receivers in the high school class of 2014, has enrolled at Appalachian State and joined the Mountaineers' football program.

Barbour, a 5-10, 165-pounder from Monroe, signed a national letter of intent with Wake Forest in February. He was released from the obligations of that NLI, which allowed him to enroll at Appalachian State and play immediately.

ESPN ranked Barbour as the No. 79 high school wide receiver nationally in the class of 2014 and the Fayetteville Observer tabbed him as the 30th best prospect in North Carolina.

He caught 130 passes for 2,198 yards and 20 touchdowns during his prep career, including 46 receptions for 858 yards and seven scores as a senior at Monroe High School.

Barbour led the Redhawks to a 13-3 overall record, a Rocky River Conference title and a trip to the state 2-A championship game. Monroe, which averaged 34.1 points per game, fell 18-14 to T.W. Andrews in the finals.

He is the seventh receiver the Mountaineers have picked up in this recruiting class. The Mountaineers lost their two top receivers, Tony Washington and Andrew Peacock, to graduation last season.