ODU Head Coach Bobby Wilder along with Noah Spencer and his family (Twitter Photo)
Green Run QB Noah Spencer and Nansemond River DB Quijoun Gordon will join Old Dominion
by Andy Hilton, recruit757
An opportunity as a preferred walk-on is a win-win for both the school and the athlete.
The typically under-recruited athlete gets an opportunity at school where he can prove himself at a high level of competition, and the school gets a no-risk high caliber prospect.
Last week with National Signing Day, Old Dominion and head coach Bobby Wilder grabbed two local commitments that will join the program as preferred walk-ons.
Quarterback Noah Spencer (2019 QB 6-3 185) of Green Run gives Monarchs quarterback coach Ron Whitcomb the prototypical college QB stature to work with. Green Run may have struggled to win games in 2018, but Coach Whitcomb can mold skill in the frame of Spencer and the depth chart certainly benefits.
“I had talked to (Monarchs Assistant) Coach Bankins, my area recruiter, and he told me that they were interested in me. I had great conversations over the phone with Coach Scott the offensive coordinator. He told me he liked my film, speed and athleticism,” Spencer stated. “When I went on an unofficial visit, it felt like home. My mother and I had a great conversation with Coach Wilder and Coach Whitcomb the QB coach. They love my athleticism and character. They have plans for what they want to do with me. Hopefully by spring 2020 I will have a opportunity to compete for the number one spot.”
Nansemond River DB Quijoun Gordon (2019 DB 5-10 180) will contribute to the Monarchs’ team depth in the secondary.
Warriors head coach Justin Conyers was thrilled to see Gordon make his college commitment, and he sees the same things that Coach Wilder sees in the defensive back.
“I’m so excited for Q,” said Conyers. “He has worked extremely hard. His recruitment started out slow, but it picked up at the end. He’s been in our program since the 7th grade and it’s been fun watching him grow and now have an opportunity to play D1 football. I’m 100% sure he will earn a full scholarship. We have a good track record with walk-ons at ODU. Marvin Branch and Demetrius Stitmon were both walk ons and they earned full scholarships.”
– Andy Hilton