Dillon Spalding has WVU football in his final two


The WVU football team already has one of the best wide receivers in the country in David Sills. In the near future the Mountaineers may add one of the best prep wideouts.

Dillon Spalding released his final two schools via Twitter on Wednesday night. His college choices are down to the WVU football team and Michigan. Spalding hails from Lorton, Virginia and is good enough to play almost anywhere in the country.

Getting him to join the WVU football team would be a huge recruiting victory for Dana Holgorsen and his staff as the next crop of players may be among the best Holgorsen has brought in during his tenure with West Virginia.

According to 247sports, Spalding is the No. 8 prospect in the state of Virginia. Along with Michigan and West Virginia, the site lists East Carolina as another potential destination for Spalding.

ESPN says he grades out at 77 out of 100, which pits him as a 3-star prospect, though his personal Twitter page says he is a 4-star recruit. ESPN also lists his other Division I offers, which includes North Carolina State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Temple, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and Virginia Tech.

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Spalding can be compared to Sills in a number of weighs. His size, speed and hands are second-to-none. He can be dominant at times and it’s easy to see how he is a top target of his quarterback and he stands at 6-foot-2 and checks in above 200 pounds.

Before he limited his options to Michigan and the WVU football team, Spalding visited Virginia Tech and interviewed with Tech Sideline. He noted his physical attributes as a key to his success.

"“I’m a big receiver, so I can go up and get it,” Spalding told the site. “Jump balls are my favorite. I can beat DBs. Being as big as I am, DBs usually underestimate me for being able to run fast. I’m one of the guys that can get out quick and go up for the ball. I can catch almost everything thrown to me.”"

That’s exactly what Holgorsen and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital need in their receivers. Spalding fits the mold perfectly as the Mountaineers continue to look for the deep ball to pace their offense.

Sills and quarterback Will Grier have dominated the headlines for the WVU football team this season and Spalding will be a natural way to take over the reigns when the top two offensive threats move on to the next level.

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The WVU football team may not have the legendary pedigree of Michigan, but it does offer the best offense for Spalding to develop and thrive in.