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North Carolina, Virginia Tech in good shape for top-ranked Va. WR Dillon Spalding

Four-star 2018 Lorton (Va.) South County wide receiver Dillon Spalding had another huge season and his recruitment continues to surge.

Over the past two seasons, Dillon Spalding has been one of the most productive wide receivers in Virginia.

The 6-foot-2, 215-pound Spalding finished his junior campaign with 67 catches for 1,069 yards and 14 touchdowns. 

Spalding hopes to trim his list of schools before the start of next season.

"I'm going to take some visits and think about things this summer," Spalding said. "Then I'll probably narrow it down to four schools before the season starts. North Carolina and Virginia Tech will definitely make the list, but I'm still open to all schools."

Several schools are pursuing the South County standout, but one has shown the most interest recently.

"I've been talking to North Carolina a lot," Spalding said. "They haven't offered yet, but I feel like their close. An offer from them would definitely be big. I like academics and the coaching staff. I'm pretty sure I'm going to down to their junior day on Feb. 25. Hopefully, they'll offer while I'm there. I'm also looking forward to seeing the campus and meeting all the coaches.

"(Wide receivers) coach (Gunter) Brewer is recruiting and we're developing a good relationship. He's told me he really likes the way I play and feels I could be a star at UNC. He has also coached some great receivers during his career, so that's definitely impressive. I also like coach (Larry) Fedora. I like his passion for the game and how his teams play. He's doing a great job and has had a lot of success."

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Spalding's offer list includes NC State, Rutgers, Syracuse, Tennessee, Vanderbilt, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

Besides North Carolina, he will also visit Virginia Tech in the near future.

"It's obviously an in-state program and their coaches have said to me multiple times how it would be great for me to stay home an represent my home state," Spalding said. "That's something that has really stuck with me. It's a great place to play and it's not too far from home. I want to learn more about the academics and see more of the campus on the visit.

"Coach (Justin) Fuente is doing a great job and they're building a great program. I also love (wide receivers) coach (Holmon) Wiggins. Their offense does a lot of the same things we do at my school, so there wouldn't be that much of a transition. I also feel like I could play early."

Spalding does not have a definitive timeline for his decision, but said it will probably come after his senior season.


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