Salem RB Kaelon Black (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruit757)
Sophomore tailback Kaelon Black gets his first college scholarship offer
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
His sophomore season should have been proof enough that he belongs in Division I FBS at the next level.
At Salem High School in 2017, Kaelon Black led the SunDevil rushing attack with 1,245 yards and 15 touchdowns in the regular season. He added 116 yards on 20 carries in a first round playoff win over Norview, and in the second round against Nansemond River, Black chipped in 159 rushing yards on 23 carries with two touchdowns in an overtime loss.
As a junior, he’ll step into a bigger role.
Over the weekend, at a one-day prospect camp at East Carolina University, Black finally earned his first college scholarship offer. ECU was the first to offer him.
“It was great to get the offer,” Kaelon exclaimed. “I did a lot of drills and using my technique that I was taugh. That landed me the offer.”
The visit impressed Kaelon. The whole experience puts East Carolina steps ahead when comes to landing him as a part of their 2020 recruiting class.
“I think their campus is amazing. It’s under renovation in some parts, but when its done I bet it will be even better,” he said. “The coaches liked the way I performed at the camp. They liked my leadership and the skills that I demonstrated. They told me I could be a asset to their football team.”
Virginia Tech camp is next on the docket for Black. He plans to attend football camp at Christopher Newport University on Wednesday, where the entire Hokie coaching staff will work the camp.
“I have Virginia Tech camp June 13th at CNU, and I have another camp set up at Wake Forest,” said Black. “Wake Forest may be close to offering. There’s no one else at the moment. I know that I have to stay hungry and stay humble. I will continue to do what I’m taught, and it will take me a long way.”
– Andy Hilton