DL 6-2 285
Fr. Hampton, Ga.
The big question for Small for 2012 is whether or not he plays. Small was a big recruit, being courted by Georgia Southern as well, but never wavered in wanting to come to Appalachian. Small does not take after his name at all, as he is already a big kid, and whether his game is ready at 18 years of age will be determined in August. Defensive tackle is an area of need based solely on the unknown. Appalachian currently lists two redshirt freshmen in the starting role. Thomas Bronson and Stephen Burns will likely rotate quite a bit and its very possible we see Small in 2012.