The Virginia Tech Hokies added another wide receiver on Sunday when it was announced that Dillon Spalding would be enrolling as a walk-on in 2020, per Matej Sis of 247Sports.
If that name sounds familiar, well, it probably is. A former three-star wide receiver in the class of 2018, the 6-foot-1, 216-pound Spalding played his high school football at South County High School in Lorton, Va.
Spalding originally committed to West Virginia where he spent the 2018 as a redshirt. However, after just one season in Morgantown, Spalding transferred to FCS power James Madison.
Before the 2019 season began, Spalding left the team, for what he described as a career-threatening hip injury.
After missing the 2019 season, Spalding will be a Hokie this fall.
In his two years at the collegiate level, Spalding has had to battle injuries. With the Hokies, there will be no pressure on Spalding to play as he returns to full health.
The Hokies recruited Spalding out of high school, offering him a scholarship. But the 2018 class featured Tre Turner, DeJuan Ellis, James Mitchell and Darryle Simmons, so that was likely not a committable offer.
If Spalding can prove he is healthy, he could prove to be a valuable member of Virginia Tech’s roster for the next few years.