2012 Intro: Clayton Stadnik

GREENSBORO, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior Clayton Stadnik, a 6-foot-2, 260-pound offensive lineman from Western Guilford High School.

Scouting Report

"Clayton is an interesting young man," Western Guilford head football coach Chris Causey said. "He came into high school with his twin brother at 5-8, 5-9 [and] 180 pounds, whereas Brock was 6-4 [and] 250 [pounds].

"What Clayton really brings is great feet. He was a skill guy – wide receiver, outside linebacker, because he wasn't as big. Now, he's starting to grow and he has those great feet. So he's about 260 pounds, almost 6-3 and he has a skill person's feet. He continues to grow and he's catching up with Brock continuously...

"Brock's more accomplished right now, but Clayton is making gains."

Prep Career

Stadnik broke into Western Guilford's starting lineup at left guard during his sophomore season. He was moved to right tackle prior to his junior year and stayed there until the final two games of the season when he was moved inside to center.

In addition to his move to center, Stadnik became one of the few players to start both ways for Western Guilford. He started the final two games of the season at defensive tackle.


Due to his height, Stadnik projects as an interior offensive lineman on the collegiate level. Most schools are recruiting him as a center.

A couple of weeks before National Signing Day, East Carolina offered Stadnik his first scholarship.

"The coaches came by [Western Guilford] a few times, we went to a few of their games, and we got to know the coaching staff pretty well," Stadnik said. "They saw my highlight tape and the potential I have to play on the next level and they think I could be a great impact to the team, so they extended the offer."

Stadnik says he believes Wake Forest is close to following suit with an offer of its own.

Like his twin brother, Stadnik doesn't have any favorite schools and wants to continue playing with his brother on the collegiate level.

"The reason we've been going on these visits together is because we want to go to the same place [and] have the coaches know us," Stadnik said. "That's also an important factor with what school we'd like to go to, because you want to have good chemistry with the coach, because you're stuck with them for four-plus years."

Besides East Carolina, Stadnik has visited UNC, NC State, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest.

Extra Notes

Stadnik's father, John, played a season for the San Diego Chargers… Stadnik is on Western Guilford's track and field team where he participates in the discus and shot put.

Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

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