Courtesy of Appalachian State Athletics
BOONE, N.C. â€” Fifteen student-athletes â€” 12 high-school seniors and three junior-college transfers â€” signed National Letters of Intent on Wednesday to join Appalachian State Universityâ€™s football program in 2010.
Quarterback Elijah Adamiak (Carroll, Ga./Central), tight end Drew Bailey (Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman), offensive lineman Ian Barnard (Norcross, Ga./Wesleyan School), quarterback Kalik Barnes (Atlanta, Ga./Parkview), offensive lineman Dylan Bostick (Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher), defensive lineman William Corbin (Dunn, N.C./Triton), tight end Antonio Danzy (Sandersville, Ga./Washington County/Georgia Military College), offensive lineman Graham Fisher (Waynesville, N.C./Tuscola), offensive lineman Kalan Jones (Cornelia, Ga./Habersham Central), offensive lineman Kendall Lamm (Charlotte, N.C./Butler), defensive back Tevin McDermott (Athens, Tenn./McMinn), linebacker A.J. McDonald (Suwannee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge), tight end Trevor Sawyer (Asheville, N.C./Asheville), defensive lineman Derrick Shuemake (Swainsboro, Ga./Swainsboro/Georgia Military College) and defensive lineman Dan Wylie (Washington, Ga./Washington-Wilkes/Georgia Military College) will all join Appalachianâ€™s football program for the 2010 season.
The 15 signees â€” which includes seven players with star ratings from Rivals.com â€” brings Appalachianâ€™s crop of newcomers for 2010 to 16, including defensive lineman Chris Aiken (Austin, Texas/Reagan/Blinn College), who signed an NLI and enrolled at ASU last month. The group will bolster the Mountaineers in the trenches, with 12 of the 16 playing on the offensive line (five), defensive line (four) or tight end (three).
â€œThis is an exceptional class of newcomers and we couldnâ€™t be more pleased to have all 16 join our program,â€ head coach Jerry Moore said. â€œPerhaps the thing that excites me the most is the eagerness that this group has displayed to take ownership of their team as soon as possible. Weâ€™re looking forward to them doing so beginning this summer.â€
2010 APPALACHIAN STATE UNIVERSITY FOOTBALL SIGNEES
Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Yr. Hometown/High School (Prev. College)
Elijah Adamiak QB 5-10 170 Fr. Carroll, Ga./Central
Chris Aiken* DL 6-1 310 Jr. Austin, Texas/Reagan (Blinn College)
Drew Bailey TE 6-4 250 Fr. Spartanburg, S.C./Dorman
Ian Barnard OL 6-4 255 Fr. Norcross, Ga./Wesleyan School
Kalik Barnes QB 6-0 190 Fr. Atlanta, Ga./Parkview
Dylan Bostick OL 6-6 280 Fr. Neptune Beach, Fla./Fletcher
William Corbin DL 6-6 285 Fr. Dunn, N.C./Triton
Antonio Danzy TE 6-3 260 Jr. Sandersville, Ga./Washington County (Georgia Military College)
Graham Fisher OL 6-2 275 Fr. Waynesville, N.C./Tuscola
Kalan Jones OL 6-4 275 Fr. Cornelia, Ga./Habersham Central
Kendall Lamm OL 6-6 270 Fr. Charlotte, N.C./Butler
Tevin McDermott DB 6-2 190 Fr. Athens, Tenn./McMinn
A.J. McDonald LB 6-0 220 Fr. Suwannee, Ga./Peachtree Ridge
Trevor Sawyer TE 6-6 215 Fr. Asheville, N.C./Asheville
Derrick Shuemake DL 6-4 285 Jr. Swainsboro, Ga./Swainsboro (Georgia Military College)
Dan Wylie DL 6-1 280 Jr. Washington, Ga./Washington-Wilkes (Georgia Military College)