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Tabscott commits to Appalachian State


By Knox Hargis

MTN Sports Reporter

April 13, 2020


Father Ryan quarterback DC Tabscott verbally committed to Appalachian State University last week as a junior.


Tabscott chose Appalachian State over other schools such as Kentucky, Boston College, Purdue, Marshall and many others.

“His off the field character is what really matters most and he is exceptional in that area,” said Father Ryan head coach Brian Rector. “He is a great locker room guy to have around and has a ton of potential due to his work ethic.”


Tabscott claims he felt right at home in Boone, North Carolina.


“For me it has always been about the relationships and the coaches at App State made it clear they wanted me to be a part of the program,” said Tabscott. “I am also all about the outdoors so I will fit in very well in Boone.”


Ethan Joyce, who is a beat writer for the Winston-Salem Journal covering Appalachian State, thinks it could have to do with a few other things as well.


“The thing is Tabscott can come in and compete for a starting job right away because the top two quarterbacks on the team this year are seniors,” said Joyce. “He definitely fits in well also, but anytime you have the opportunity to start as a freshman it becomes an attractive option.”


Before Tabscott gets to the college level, however, he must finish his senior season first.


“Our team is really going to revolve around DC this season so we are trusting him to make plays for us,” said Rector. “When he plays well, the team plays well and we believe in him.”


Tabscott understands what he will be asked to do this season with some high expectations.


“Coach Rector is right, I am definitely going to have to play well in order for us to have success,” said Tabscott. “I am incredibly excited to play for Appalachian State, but I am just as excited to play my senior season at Ryan as well.”


Tabscott will make his commitment official later this year once the signing period opens up.

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