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Appalachian State football picked up the commitment of a grad transfer wide receiver on Thursday. 

Dominique Heath, a 5-foot-9, 175-pound wide receiver, announced plans to join the Mountaineers' program through an announcement on his Twitter account. Heath played the last three seasons at Kansas State,. He will be immediately eligible to play in the 2018 football season. 

Heath is the second Kansas State wide receiver to transfer to App State in as many years. Last year, Corey Sutton left the Wildcats' program after playing as a true freshman in 2016. Sutton sat out last season and will also be eligible in 2018. 

Much like Sutton, Heath is a North Carolina product. He attended Hopewell High School in Huntersville.

Heath redshirted at Kansas State in 2014. He had three touchdown catches as a freshman in 2015, along with 28 receptions and 313 yards receiving. The next year, he led the team with 45 catches and 438 yards and three touchdowns. His production dropped in 2017, with 22 catches and 196 yards. Throughout his Wildcats' career, he returned both punts and kickoffs. He had 547 return yards and one punt return touchdown while at Kansas State.

Heath will join a wide-receiver group full of youth. The only senior wideout in the bunch is Brad Absher. App State's passing game will be propelled by five sophomores — Thomas Hennigan, Malik Williams, Jalen Virgil, Darrynton Evans and Sutton — next season.

The first three served as major contributors for the 9-4 Mountaineers' offense. Evans, who redshirted last season, worked as both a wide receiver and running back during spring practices and will provide explosiveness from wherever he lines up. 

App State lost a grad transfer of its own during the 2017 football season. Shaedon Meadors left App State for Illinois in November.

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