Appalachian State landed its 17th commit for the 2018 class in three-star outside linebacker Brock Mattison out of Buford, Georgia. Mattison is the fourth Mountaineer commit at his position and the second highest rated behind Zarion Hayes according to 247 Sports.
BLESSED AND THANKFUL TO BE COMMITTED!! ⚒⚠️ #RockSquad18 #AppNation @BufordProspects @coach_sloan pic.twitter.com/Ok2hrKVnoP— 44 REASONS (@brockakmattison) July 20, 2017
Mattison currently holds 23 offers so far. He chose Appalachian State over Colorado State, Western Michigan, Georgia Southern and Troy among others.
App State has had great success recruiting the state of Georgia, with Mattison being the Mountaineer’s seventh commit from the Peach State. Head coach Scott Satterfield and co. have also done a good job of fending off Colorado State’s southeast-heavy recruiting push, having four commits from players holding offers from the Rams. Colorado State, meanwhile, has yet to land a Georgia player.
Mattison missed the first half of his junior season with an injury but returned and recorded 40 tackles, seven tackles for loss and two sacks. Mattison will likely play defensive end for the Mountaineers after spending a lot of his time at the position last season. He has the size and strength to play the position and shows great spacial awareness. Mattison is a sure tackler with active hands and gives the Mountaineers a strong depth piece in its front seven.
Around the Sun Belt
- Arkansas State received a big boost for its 2018 class on Tuesday with the commits of three players. Two of those players are three-star prospects and all were defensive backs. The commits brought the Red Wolves up to third in the conference in recruiting, the highest they have been during this cycle.
- On Tuesday, three-star quarterback Colby Suits committed to Louisiana-Monroe to give the Warhawks their first three-star commit this year. Buried in the talent-rich Dallas area, Suits’ only FBS offer so far is from Monroe.
- Troy received two commitments on Friday from the Sunshine State in safety Jaquez Dunmore and speedy athlete Jai Williams. Neither player is ranked but Dunmore also holds offers from East Carolina and UCF.