Dillon Spalding Chooses WVU
After narrowing his choices down to West Virginia and Michigan on November 1, wide receiver Dillon Spalding went into contemplation mode for the next three weeks. He emerged from that status on Monday night, announcing his choice of the Mountaineers.
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— Dillon Spalding (@DillonSpalding) November 28, 2017
Spalding had first cut his 20-something offers down to five in mid-summer, with West Virginia in that group. However, Michigan was not, and the Wolverines were added when Spalding began reconsidering some of the additional offers he earned after his junior season. North Carolina State, Syracuse, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, Indiana, Vanderbilt, East Carolina and Rutgers were just some of the schools who offered the physical, fast, wideout.
Spalding gives West Virginia a versatile target who can line up either in the slot or outside. This season, he had 43 catches for 916 yards and 14 touchdowns, and added 152 yards on 18 carries, with nine of those going for scores. Five times he topped the 100-yard mark in receiving in a game, with his best an eight catch, 187-yard four TD effort against Langley. For his career, he totaled 196 catches for 3,470 yards and 44 touchdowns.
Also a skilled lacrosse player, Spalding had 71 goals for the Stallions. He was also a member of the 2016 Under 17 USA Football National Team, and was selected to the Washington Post All-Metro and All State first teams.
BlueGoldNews.com will have more soon on Spalding’s commitment and how he can help the West Virginia program. Spalding is the 22nd commitment in the Mountaineers’ 2018 class.