Talented cornerback looks to make the leap to impact player as a junior ... impressed coaching staff in the spring and, while listed as the top backup to Dante Blackmon at one cornerback position going into the fall, is expected to see significant playing time either as a starter of a reserve ... one of the team’s strongest pound-for-pound players ... has been a key special-teams contributor throughout his career.2013:
Saw action in 11 games ... made three tackles (all solo) ... made first start of his career at cornerback against Furman and responded with two tackles and a fumble recovery ... only other tackle came at Georgia.2012:
Saw action in all 12 games as a true freshman, primarily on special teams … amassed seven tackles on the season … three of his seven tackles came on kickoff coverage, which was good for second on the squad, behind only team leader Henry Barnes (four) … had two stops apiece in the season opener at East Carolina and home win over Coastal Carolina … also broke up a pass in the opener at ECU.High School:
Rated a two-star prospect by Rivals.com
… named PAC 6 Conference Defensive Back of the Year and first-team all-conference as a defensive back and return specialist as a senior … received first-team all-area recognition from the Durham Herald-Sun … also received all-conference accolades after intercepting five passes as a junior in 2010 … participated in 2011 Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas … helped lead Hillside to N.C. 4-A state championship as a junior in 2010 and 11-2 record and third-round playoff appearance as a senior in 2011 … finished with 57 tackles, two interceptions and 18 pass breakups as a senior… also a threat in the return game racking up 756 return yards and two touchdowns … coached by Antonio King … was also a track standout as a youngster, running with Durham Striders Track Club ... won national Youth Outdoor championship in the 100-meter dash in 2003 … placed second in the 200-meter dash at the 2004 Youth Outdoor Championships and Junior Olympics.Personal:
Full name is Aaron Kamaye Mitchell Krah ... born Aug. 30, 1994 (turns 20 during season) ... son of Joanna Smith and Meyer Krah ... enjoys fishing and riding ripstick ... majoring in criminal justice with minors in communications and psychology ... plans to attend graduate school … member of Appalachian State athletics’ academic honor roll.