Appalachian State sophomore cornerback Shaun Jolly was named the Sun Belt Conference defensive player of the week on Monday, while Western Carolina sophomore linebacker Jayden Pauling was named the Southern Conference defensive player of the week.

Jolly intercepted two passes and had a career-best three pass breakups in the No. 22 Mountaineers’ 56-27 win at Georgia State on Saturday. Pauling posted eight tackles (seven solo; two for loss) and forced three fumbles in the Catamounts’ 31-13 loss to Samford on Saturday.

Lenoir-Rhyne also announced its team awards Monday from a 49-3 victory over Catawba. Clayton Horn (three tackles, sack, forced fumble) was named the Ronnie Lott Heavy Hitter, Ryan Carter was offensive player of the game, Jaquan Artis was defensive player of the game and Tre Luttrell was special teams player of the game.

 

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State gets 2 commits; WF announces 4-man class

Josh Hall and Shakeel Moore, both from Caldwell County’s Moravian Prep, committed to N.C. State in the last few days. Hall, a 6-foot-9, 190-pound, four-star prospect, is the No. 10 small forward in the country and No. 2 overall player in the state, according to 247Sports. Moore is the No. 35 point guard in the nation.

The duo gives the Wolfpack five recruits for the 2020 class, alongside forward Nick Farrar, guard Cam Hayes and center Ebenezer Dowuona.

Wake Forest also recently announced its four-player signing class for next year, which includes guards Quadry Adams, Jaylon Gibson and Marcus Watson as well as forward Djimon Bailey.

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