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Appalachian State Gets The Right Fit With 23 New Players

The Mountaineers keep their commits intact and add one good surprise to get their Class of 2016 done in the morning.

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After a flurry of activity in the last three weeks, Appalachian State officially unveiled their Class of 2016 on Wednesday. The efforts going back to the summer helped the Mountaineers fill their needs, which primarily were in the secondary, wide receiver and on the offensive line.

Head Coach Scott Satterfield stressed that these 23 players are the right fit. He wanted players who would come to Boone and love it up here. The Class of 2016 has a GPA over 3.5, the highest ever for an incoming class at App State.

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Name Position Rank Height Weight LOI Location
Clifton Duck CB/WR 2 stars 5'9" 175 Yes Matthews, NC
Aris Duffey S/WR 3 stars 6'0" 184 Yes Ponte Verde Beach, FL
Jacob Huesman QB 2 stars 6'2" 202 Yes Bradenton, FL
Darryington Evans ATH 2 stars 5'11" 180 Yes New Smyrna Beach, FL
Crisjohn Roscoe WR 2 stars 6'2" 200 Yes Neptune Beach, FL
Mitchell McClurg ATH/TE 3 stars 6'3" 225 Yes Alcoa, TN
OT 2 stars 6'5" 255 Yes Lehigh Acres, FL
Matthew McClurg DE/TE 3 stars 6'5" 230 Yes Alcoa, TN
John Baer Hunter DE/OLB 2 stars 6'3" 240 Yes Clemmons, NC
Jordan Fehr OLB/ILB 2 stars 6'2" 210 Yes Charlotte, NC
Kaiden Smith CB/S 2 stars 6'1" 180 Yes Lawrenceville, GA
Devonte Harrison ATH 2 stars 6'1" 185 Yes Jacksonville, FL
Jeremy Level S 3 stars 6'2" 190 Yes Greensboro, NC
KJ Chamberlain S/CB 2 stars 6'2" 185 Yes Greenwood, SC
Marcus Williams Jr RB/ATH 2 stars 5'11" 190 Yes Pinetops, NC
Jalen Virgil WR/SS 2 stars 6'1" 200 Yes Lawrenceville, GA
Zac Thomas DT QB 2 stars 6'2" 203 Yes Trussville, AL
Nate Haskins OL 3 stars 6'5" 260 Yes Orlando, FL
Chris Willis DE 2 stars 6'2" 230 Yes Shelby, NC
Cole Garrison OT 2 stars 6'4" 280 Yes Pinson, AL
Ryan Neuzil TE/OL 2 stars 6'3" 260 Yes Bradenton, FL
A'Darius Purfoy ATH 2 stars 5'11" 170 Yes Penacola, FL
Shemar Jean-Collins CB 3 stars 5'11" 175 Yes Miramar, FL

The only surprise on Wednesday was a good one as cornerback Shemar Jean-Collins from Hollywood, Florida, who de-committed from Bowling Green on Sunday, faxed in his paperwork on Wednesday. Jean-Collins was a composite 3-star until his paperwork came in, then mysteriously dropped to a composite 2-star.

The other 22 players who were previously committed faxed in their National Letters Of Intent by lunch time with Jeremey Level's fax finishing up the class at 11:30 am ET.

Satterfield mentioned that the position he think guys could contribute to the most is wide receiver, especially since the starting three of Malachi Jones, Simms McElfresh and Bobo Beathard were all seniors. He also mentioned Ryan Neuzil as a potential center, another area of need with Jesse Chapman's graduation.

At this time, it's unsure if the Mountaineers will add any further scholarship players to this class. Satterfield has 3-4 to use if needed and will now look to fill out the team with some preferred walk-ons.