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Originally published: 2013-07-16 11:36:24
Last modified: 2013-07-16 11:37:08

Mountaineers add four football recruits

by Staff Reports

NEW ORLEANS -- Appalachian State's football team has officially added four scholarship student-athletes to its roster, head coach Scott Satterfield announced on Monday during Sun Belt Conference Media Day at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

The newest Mountaineers include inside linebacker Osvaldo Sombo, a junior-college transfer from Bakersfield College in Bakersfield, Calif., wide receiver Jaquil Capel, a transfer from UNC Charlotte, and true freshmen Treyon Garnett, a defensive back from Miami, and Toronto Thomas, an inside linebacker from Ellenwood, Ga.

All are eligible to participate in games for at Appalachian State this season except for Capel, who can practice with the Mountaineers immediately but must sit out of game action in 2013 due to NCAA transfer regulations.

Sombo has two seasons of eligibility remaining, Capel will have three when he begins participating in games in 2014 and Garnett and Thomas both have their full four seasons of eligibility ahead of them.

In other roster changes, sophomore linebacker Greg Hall and redshirt freshman running back Tysean Holloway requested and were granted releases from their scholarships. Both elected to transfer from Appalachian State.

Appalachian officially begins preparations for the 2013 campaign when it opens fall camp on Aug. 2. The season opener is Aug. 31 at Montana.