And this one, 6-foot-6, 270-pound Dylan Bostick, picked the Mountaineers site unseen. He just finished his prep career at Neptune Beach (Fla.) Fletcher High.
Bostick is a quality player who had been drawing interest from Florida State, Tennessee and a number of other majors. He had a handful of offers from FCS-level schools.
But he picked Appalachian without ever having visited Boone.
He studied the recruiting materials the school sent him, and saw all kinds of pictures of the university on the internet.
“I talked to my family, and we just felt like it was a really good option,” he told MountaineerIllustrated.com. The coaches were really excited when I told them I was coming to Appalachian.”
As well they should be. The Mountaineers are putting together a remarkable group of offensive line recruits in their class of 2010. All four of their commitments are huge, and all four have drawn some interest from FBS schools.
Expect their future O-line to be a key in the school’s annual quest for the national championship.