Former Kansas State wide receiver Corey Sutton is transferring to Appalachian State, he announced Friday.
The former 3-star recruit joins an Appalachian State team that will have to replace its No. 1 receiver, Shaedon Meadors, after this season. Sutton will have to sit out the 2017 campaign due to NCAA transfer rules.
— Corey Sutton (@coreysutton1997) June 23, 2017
Sutton’s decision comes after Kansas State initially blocked him from transferring to all his 35 proposed transfer destinations, including multiple FCS and Division-II programs. The Wildcats later lifted those restrictions.
The receiver had publicly criticized head coach Bill Snyder after getting blocked. The coach responded by saying Sutton had failed two drug tests during his time at Kansas State. The coach later apologized for his remarks.
“I spoke out of line and for that I express a sincere regret for my comments,” Snyder said, according to the Kansas City Star’s Jeff Rosen.
Sutton played in 10 games last season as a true freshman. He finished the year with 4 receptions for 54 yards.