South County WR Brock Spalding (Photo: Joe Barnes/recruitNoVA)
Brock Spalding Picks Up First Power Five Offer
by Marc Goldstein, recruitNoVA
South County’s Brock Spalding has been generating a lot of recruiting buzz going into his junior season. He has already accumulated offers from Liberty University, Charlotte University, East Carolina, Old Dominion University, University of Massachusetts, University of Connecticut, Tulane University, Coastal Carolina University, and, most recently, Duke University.
A 5’11, 180 LBS wide receiver, Brock looks like a prototypical slot receiver at the next level. He combines his speed with unreal athleticism. He has an incredible ball-hawking ability and that has led him to be one of the most reliable receivers on a South County team that just won a state title. Their championship run would not have been the same without Brock’s contributions, and he is looking to build upon that success from last year. In the short span of six months, he has added each offer, with more surely to follow.
While Duke is no blue blood, they have been home to some good, if not underrated, football in the past few years. As recently as three seasons ago, they had Daniel Jones, a top ten overall pick in 2019, slinging the rock at quarterback for the Blue Devils. While most people think of Duke as a prestigious university with a really good basketball team, they have quietly put up some very solid seasons with multiple bowl appearances in the span of the last five years. They are on an upward trajectory, and with a relatively weak ACC, excluding Clemson, Miami, and North Carolina, there is a great chance for the Blue Devils to make some noise in the coming years.
This could be aided by Brock, who can help elevate an offense with his ability to beat defenders to a spot and go get the ball. His vertical leaping abilities and ability to change directions are unrivaled, and by the end of his career at South County, he could own a few records. He knows that he can make a big difference at the next level, but the first Power Five offer a player gets is always special. The other offers he has received are also very exciting and offer him a great chance to make an impact at the next level, but as far as exposure and notoriety go, Duke is the biggest offer to this point for Brock.
Brock is far from done when it comes to adding offers, but he will sit on the offers he has now. He looks at his offers as all Division I FBS, and will add to his number of Power Five offers. He has also received interest from Virginia Tech and Wake Forest, so the Blue Devils might have some inter-conference competition in the coming weeks. Until then, Brock will continue to rack up offers, and work hard to better himself in the future.
– Marc Goldstein