South County WR Brock Spalding (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruitNoVA)
Brock Spalding has added Coastal Carolina
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
South County junior wide receiver Brock Spalding has recently been adding to his list of scholarship offers with the addition of Coastal Carolina University. Brock has previously received scholarship offers from Liberty, Charlotte, East Carolina, Old Dominion, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Tulane. All of these schools, as well as a few others, are trying to acquire Brock’s ability to make plays down the field.
At 5’11 and 175 LBS, Brock does not come off as a huge threat physically. That could not be farther from the truth. He uses every inch of his frame to his advantage and is a shifty receiver who can catch anything thrown his way, no matter what kind of coverage he is facing.
Brock made headlines with his play in South County’s run during last season’s postseason, playing a key role on the team. His highlight reel catch that sees him posterize his defender, with a catch that would make Randy Moss proud. Even so, Brock had been putting together a productive season to that point, and that catch just added to his exposure. He had already carved out a massive role for himself as a sophomore and was seen as a go to guy offensively. He made key contributions, and it is safe to say that the Stallions would not have won the title without his efforts.
When evaluating his offers, it has become clear that Brock has what it takes to play Division I FBS football. While a few Power Five teams have shown interest, none have offered Brock a scholarship to this point. That being said, playing at a Group of Five school is no slouch; some of the most competitive football being played there with some of the best atmospheres in the country. Specifically, the American Athletic Conference, or the Power 6 Conference as it is nicknamed, is a place where the majority of Brock’s offers have come from so far.
Blessed to receive a scholarship offer from Coastal Carolina University ! ? @CoastalFootball @Tony_TDUB @Coach_D13 @CoachChadwell @CoachP_eterson #BEL1EVE #BallAtTheBeach #BAM #TEALNATION pic.twitter.com/9iX8wNJvlc
— Brock Spalding ? (@brock_spalding) September 15, 2020
Outside of that, Massachusetts and Liberty are independents, recently making the jump to FBS, Charlotte is a part of Conference USA as well as Old Dominion, and Coastal Carolina plays in the Sun Belt. No matter what conference they are in, all of these teams have a history of winning, whether that is recent or not is different. For example, teams like UConn and UMass have experienced success, but have seen a fall off in recent years. Old Dominion and East Carolina are both in the process of rebuilding, and have both been making positive strides in recent years. Charlotte and Tulane have both made recent appearances in bowl games, and are both poised to continue taking steps forward.
With all of the buzz that will surround Brock in his next two years of high school eligibility, it is important for him to realize that the best offer is not necessarily the flashiest school, or the best team, but the one where he is given the best opportunity. That opportunity might already be ready for him, or maybe it has yet to come. No matter what, he has a bright future, and the scouts are starting to find out just how good Brock can be once he reaches his full potential.
– Marc Goldstein