Western Guilford (Greensboro, N.C.) juniors Clayton Stadnik attended a Virginia Tech camp last summer. The twin brothers, both offensive line prospects, showed well, with Brock posting a 5.1-second time in the 40 and Clayton turning in a solid performance. “We felt good” about the experience, Brock recalled, and months later Virginia Tech has extended scholarship offers to both brothers.
“They offered me and Clayton and we’re both excited. Virginia Tech is a good option,” Brock said.
Brock, who now has 12 scholarship offers, will be a 4-year starter on the varsity level. He has been a mainstay at left tackle, where he was a unanimous first-team all-conference selection and an AP first-team all-state pick in 2010.
“From the eighth grade to the ninth grade, I took a big jump in size. That helped my confidence,” said Brock, one of the top offensive line prospects in the Tar Heel State’s 2012 class. In addition to Tech, he has received offers from Clemson, Duke, East Carolina, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, South Carolina, Stanford, Virginia and Wake Forest.
“Right now, I’m 6-5, 285 pounds. My freshman year, I was still a really big kid for my age group. I was really fortunate for the opportunity to come in and compete against kids who were seniors and juniors. That experience really helped me, looking back now. I have as much experience as any kid in the area. With my dad coaching me, I feel way ahead.”
John Stadnik played professionally in the USFL and the NFL. Like his sons, he played on the offensive line, where he started at center for the San Diego Chargers in 1987. He helps Brock and Clayton with breaking down film, techniques, and more. John’s football experience should come in especially handy to Clayton, who projects as a center on the next level.
“I played right tackle for most of last season. The last two games, I played center,” Clayton said. “I’ve just got to get used to it. I’ll be very successful, but I just need more reps.”
Clayton started to focus primarily on football his freshman year. But while Brock started immediately on the offensive line, he took a different route. A 165-pound freshman, he saw action at quarterback, wide receiver and defensive end on the junior varsity squad. Clayton added 40 pounds by the...
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