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About those new App State scholarships

The MojoFCSers are allowed no more than 63 scholarship players. FBSers can get up to 85.

In its first season as a transitional program, App State should land right in the midrange of those limits.

“We’re probably going to wind up with 72 or 73 guys (on scholarship) when the season starts,” Satterfield said. “How we got to that was that we took some players who were not on a scholarship, a couple of walk-on guys and put them on aid, and we added a junior-college player (linebacker Osvaldo Sombo), a transfer from UNC Charlotte (receiver Jaquil Capel) and a prep-school player (linebacker Toronto Thomas).”

Satterfield said he’s particularly excited about this season’s group of incoming freshmen.

“I really think we’ve brought in an outstanding freshman class,” he said. “In talking with our strength coordinator, he’s blown away by our freshman. He said last year’s class was good, but this year’s class is off the charts athletically and mentally. They’re coming in with the attitude of taking away a starting position.”

We haven’t seen a report regarding Stink’s scholarship level for this upcoming season. But this was interesting – the “transfers play now” advantage appears to be gone.

GSU picked up two transfers during the summer: Florida International redshirt quarterback Favian Upshaw and Navy safety Zander Yost.

Monken said the NCAA considers GSU an FBS program right now so both players will have to sit out a year. Monken said GSU will appeal to the NCAA to get the players eligible for this season.

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