2012 Intro: Brock Stadnik

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- A dozen schools have already verbally offered Brock Stadnik, an offensive tackle, a scholarship.

"I started as a freshman on varsity and got a lot of attention my freshman year from the scouts that came by," Stadnik said. "I figured that with the attention I got my freshman year that it would continue to grow."

Stanik's offer list consists of Duke, East Carolina, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, Notre Dame, Stanford, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

Chris Causey, Western Guilford's head football coach, credits several attributes to the immense attention.

"One, physically, he's a big strong, guy," Causey said. "He's 6-5, 282 pounds and he's lean. So he has the potential to put on more weight. He'll probably play next year close to 300 pounds.

"He has great feet [and] great mechanics. He started for us at left tackle in a throwing offense for three years now. Technique, he's so sound. He's a physical offensive lineman – he finishes blocks. And also he has the bloodlines – he has a dad who played in the NFL. He has a great work ethic, very strong in the weight room, very intense, [and] very focused. Plus, he's a straight-A student."

Stadnik's father, John, played a season for the San Diego Chargers.

"Having played in the NFL, obviously, Brock has gotten some insight there," Causey said. "He has a dad that has been through the process and knows what it takes. I think that has helped him too.

"I'd love to take credit for doing something magical with [Stadnik and his brother]. But they came in really prepared. You could tell that they were well-coached before they got here."

Stadnik says he isn't favoring any schools.

"I'm pretty wide open right now," Stadnik said. "I'm just trying to weigh my options, take a lot of trips, see where my twin brother gets his looks from, and make the best decision for me."

Currently, East Carolina is the only school to offer Stadnik's twin brother, Clayton.

"[Playing with my brother] isn't a 100-percent factor, but it's pretty big," Stadnik said.

By the end of this summer, Stadnik hopes to have narrowed his focus to five schools.

In the meantime, Stadnik will continue to visit schools. He has already visited UNC (summer camp 2010), NC State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

"[I'm focused] on the chemistry with the coaches – like how they treat you, the relationship between each other," Stadnik said. "I want to go to a school with great academics and also a coaching staff that actually cares about you – you're not just a number."

Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

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