The Washington Post

Dillon Spalding caught 110 passes over his final two high school seasons, accounting for 37 touchdowns.


MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Rivals three-star receiver Dillon Spalding committed to West Virginia over Michigan on Monday night, enticed by the Mountaineers’ passing attack.

The 6-foot-2, 210-pound Spalding also holds offers from 13 other FBS programs, including Virginia Tech, Tennessee, N.C.State, Virginia, Wake Forest and Syracuse.

He credited the relationship-building of West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen over the past two years and the recent attention from assistant Tony Dews, who grew up near Spalding’s hometown of Lorton, Va.

Spalding enjoyed a big junior season at South County High by catching 67 passes for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. Utilized in multiple spots this fall, he made 43 receptions for 916 yards and 14 touchdowns and ran for nine scores.

The Mountaineers’ 2018 recruiting class is ranked 16th by Rivals, with many of the 22 commitments planning to sign during the new December period.

“I know there is a great group of guys commitment and I feel like we’re one of the best recruiting classes in the nation,” Spalding told Rivals. “I’m really excited to play with and work with them for the next few years.”

West Virginia’s commitments for 2018:

Dante Stills (Fairmont, W.Va..)6-4, 265DL4 stars
Kwantel Raines (Aliquippa, Pa.)6-3, 200DB4 stars
Leddie Brown (Smyrna, Del.)6-1, 190RB4 stars
T.J. Banks (North Versailles, Pa.)6-6, 240TE/DE4 stars
Joshua Norwood (Senatobia, Miss)5-11, 185DB3 stars
Charlie Benton (El Dorado, Kan.)6-3, 215LB3 stars
Randy Fields (Baltimore, Md.)6-3, 190WR3 stars
Trey Lowe (Bolivar, Tenn.)6-3, 175QB3 stars
Briason Mays (Bolivar, Tenn.)6-4, 290OL3 stars
James Gmiter (Bethel Park, Pa.)6-4, 300DT3 stars
Sam James (Richmond, Hill, Ga.)6-1, 160WR3 stars
Mike O’Laughlin (Oak Park, Ill.)6-5, 215TE3 stars
Tyrese Allen (Paintsville, Ky.)6-3, 290DT3 stars
Josh Chandler (Canton, Ohio)6-0, 220LB2 stars
Blaine Scott (Portsmouth, Ohio)6-4, 299OL3 stars
Jayce Rogers (Valdosta, Ga.)5-8, 160CB3 stars
Dillon Spalding (Lorton, Va.)6-2, 210WR3 stars
Oyenmwen Uzebu (Alpharetta, Ga.)6-6, 300OL3 stars
Bryce Wheaton (Holly Springs, N.C.)6-3, 200ATH3 stars
Alex Williams (Pickerington, Ohio)6-7, 240DE3 stars
Tavis Lee (Martinsburg, W.Va)6-3, 227DE3 stars
Angus Davies (Torquay, Australia)6-1, 182P0 stars

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