Appalachian State football

BOONE — Appalachian State’s football team received its first two verbal commitments for the 2020 recruiting class.

Charlotte Vance cornerback Marqui Lowery gave App State the program’s first commitments. App State also got a commitment from Statesville center Seth Williams. Both high school rising seniors announced their commitments on Twitter May 11.

Lowery said on his Twitter account that he thanked God, his family and his coaches and Vance teammates for their help in his athletic development.

“With that being said, I am excited to announce that I’m committed to Appalachian State University,” Lowery tweeted.

Williams’ tweet also thanked God and everybody who helped him in his development.

“With that being said, I would like to announce that I am committed to Appalachian State University,” Williams tweeted.

Lowery stands 6-foot-0 and weighs 170 pounds. He plays receiver and corner back at Vance, but committed to App State as a cornerback. Vance finished 14-2 overall, 6-1 and second to Mallard Creek in the I-Meck 4-A Conference.

Williams stands 6-foot-4, 320 pounds. Statesville finished 9-4 overall, 4-1 and in a tie with South Iredell for first place in the North Piedmont 3-A Conference.

Taylor leaves Mountaineers

BOONE — Defensive tackle Harrison Taylor announced May 13 on Twitter that he has left the App State football team.

I had some of the greatest teammates and friends I could have ever asked for at App. With that being said, I will no longer be attending Appalachian State University for football. Some things just aren’t meant to work out and I feel I have a different path ahead of me.”

The 6-foot-4, 230-pound defensive lineman is from Lehigh Acres, Fla.

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