After sitting out last season due to a shoulder injury, drew raves from coaches for his play at outside linebacker during spring practice ... originally recruited to play inside linebacker, displayed the athletic ability to excel outside during spring ball, despite perhaps having a more prototypical build for an inside ‘backer ... enters the fall listed atop the depth chart with sophomore Rashaad Townes and redshirt Lee Wright for the starting assignment at one of Appalachian State’s two OLB slots.2013:
Redshirted after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery prior to the campaign.Previous College:
Played two seasons at Bakersfield College in the very competitive California Community College Athletic Association ... helped lead Bakersfield to its first-ever CCCAA championship in 2012 ... recorded 65 tackles, four-and-a-half sacks and an interception in 13 games as sophomore ... was a part of a defense that surrendered only 17.2 points per game.High School:
Attended East Mecklenburg H.S. in Charlotte before transferring to Butler H.S. as a senior ... earned all-conference recognition as a junior at East Meck ... coached at Butler by Mike Newsome.Personal:
Full name is Osvaldo C. Sombo ... majoring in business education.