23-24 Signing Class: Jacob Dellinger, Averett Football; Brady Bostain, L-R Football

Published | Mar 4, 2024

AU Facts

Founded 1859 in Danville, Virginia

Cougars Football

Last Season: 5-5, 2-5 ODAC

13 overall winning seasons (Best: 8-2 in 2018)

2006 USA South co-champions (6-1, 7-3 overall)

Dellinger Stats

1359 rushing yards (169.9 avg)

15 TD runs

School-record 92 yd TD run vs Maiden

53 receiving yards

One receiving TD

20 tackles

Cavaliers to Cougars Football

Stephen Ritchie (Class of 2001)

Ben Mast (Class of 2023)

It was kind of like a hometown kind of deal, the coach at Averett (Patrick Henry) is beyond what I expected

Jacob Dellinger, planning to major in criminal law

Very proud and happy for Jacob to continue his athletic and academic journey at Averett. He has been a leader on and off the field and I can’t wait to see him play on Saturdays

Derrick Minor

L-R Facts

Private Lutheran University founded 1891 in Hickory, NC

Bears Football

Last Season: 13-2, 8-1 SAC (SAC champions, NCAA semifinals)

45-10 in the last five seasons (regional runner-up 2019)

Bostain Stats

60 tackles

23 TFL

Six sacks

Two forced fumbles

One fumble recovery

One blocked field goal

Cavaliers to Bears Football

Tony Grady (Class of 1978)

Cory Smith (Class of 1998)

Justin Powell (Class of 2010)

Tim Page (Class of 2011)

Ryan Newell (Class of 2016)

Bristol Cope (Class of 2017)

Brett Childers (Class of 2020)

Chase Childers (Class of 2020)

Me and my family looked at everything and felt L-R was the best choice being close to home and liking what Coach Doug Socha was bringing in (to the program)

Brady Bostain, planning to major in sports medicine

Very happy for Brady being able to continue his football and academic career at L-R. There’s no doubt in my mind that he’ll make an impact and I can’t wait to watch him play on Saturdays

Derrick Minor

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