South County WR Brock Spalding (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruitNoVA)
Brock Spalding Continuing to Rack Up Offers
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
State champion wide receiver Brock Spalding (2022, 5’11, 180 LBS) of South County High School has continued to make a name for himself on the Northern Virginia High School recruiting scene. After being a key contributor on the 2019 state championship team, Brock’s recruiting stock has steadily improved. He combines speed and shiftiness with incredible hands to make some outrageous catches that leave spectators and college coaches alike in awe.
Brock had already gotten offers from Charlotte, East Carolina, Liberty, and Old Dominion prior to the summer. He has since added three new offers, all from Division I schools: UMass, an independent school that is rebuilding the fourth oldest program in college football, and UConn, who under Randy Edsall are rebuilding their program to its former glory. Then there is Tulane, who has recently offered Brock a chance to play in the Big Easy. Tulane has just opened a new stadium, and last season, went to a bowl game for the first time in years. While Tulane seems like the best situation, there are many details that make each offer unique.
— Brock Spalding 🔟 (@brock_spalding) July 20, 2020
Brock cherishes the attention he has gotten from the recruiters. He says, “I definitely appreciate all the schools that have given me an opportunity. It doesn’t really change my mindset because however many offers I have, I still have to work hard and be better than my opponent no matter who it is.” He understands that these offers are just opportunities to continue playing football, and that the only thing that will push the envelope in a sense is him taking his game to the next level.
These offers don’t just make Brock appreciate playing football more, but they leave him hungry for more offers. He wants more attention, more offers. He wants to use these offers as a stepping stone to more offers, similar to the domino effect. “These offers show me that collegiate coaches believe that I can play at the next level and that really pushes me to be better,” he explains.
Brock Spalding is in the early stages of his recruiting, with two years of eligibility left to make a name for himself. He not only wants to make the best of these years, but to leave a legacy of winning at South County. He has much more time to accomplish both of those goals, and at this point, the sky’s the limit for Brock.
– Marc Goldstein