Stephenson’s electrifying athlete Shaun Jolly announced yesterday that he will be continuing his education and football career at Appalachian State. The Class of ’17 prospect made it official when he tweeted:
— Shaun Jolly (@Jolly3Moe) July 12, 2016
Appalachian State offered the speedy cornerback on May 20th, making the Mountaineers his eighth offer. Jolly chose the school from Boone, North Carolina over offers from Toledo, Tulane, Cincinnati and a slew of FCS programs.
We caught up with the playmaking cornerback to hear about why chose Appalachian State over his other offers.
“What separated App Sate from the rest was mainly my relationship with (cornerbacks coach Bryan) Brown. He played a very big important part in why I made my decision. Ever since they offered back in May we’ve had a good connection. I actually got a chance to workout with him at a satellite camp at Central Gwinnett and ever since then App State was my #1 school.”
Satellite camps are new to the recruiting process in Georgia, and like many others, Jolly has been a lucky beneficiary of using this new resource to his advantage. With the recruiting process sewed up, Jolly feels like a weight has been lifted off his shoulders.
“It feels great to have the recruiting process over for now. This allows me to focus on my team and improving myself on the field along with focusing on my grades.”
Jolly (5’9″, 168 lbs) displays good coverage skills when playing man v man. He is exceptionally quick, and his ability to locate a pass mid-flight and make a play on the ball is impressive. Once the ball is in his hands, Jolly becomes a threat to return it for a score, using an array of tricky jukes and solid running vision.
Jolly sports a 3.2 GPA heading into his senior year at Stephenson. With his commitment yesterday he becomes the seventh player in the Appalachian State recruiting class and the second player from Georgia (Ryan Huff from Cedar Shoals committed back on 1/6).
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