West Virginia received a commitment from Lorton (Virginia) South County wide receiver Dillon Spalding on Monday evening, with the 247Sports three-star recruit choosing the Mountaineers over fellow finalist Michigan.
He also held offers from Virginia Tech, Tennessee, N.C. State, and more.
“I’m going to West Virginia, and I’m beyond excited,” the 6-foot-1 athlete told 247Sports. “I built the best relationship with them throughout the recruiting process, and I felt home when I was there. They throw the ball a lot, too.”
Running backs coach Tony Dews was the lead recruiter for Spalding, and he was a major reason that the coveted wideout committed to the Mountaineers. In fact, Dews had swung by earlier in the day for an in-home visit to kick off the new contact period for recruiting.
Spalding was originally offered by West Virginia back in February, making two visits to Morgantown – one during the summer, and one earlier this fall for a game. Both times he came out of the trip with renewed excited about the Mountaineers, eventually putting West Virginia in his top group.
Spalding gives the Mountaineers 21 commitments in this 2018 class and pushes West Virginia from 25th to 22nd in the 247Sports Team Rankings, jumping Alabama, Virginia Tech, and Washington.