6’4″, 225-pound Grafton (Yorktown, VA) rising senior Dylan Stallings has enjoyed a successful spring and early summer. He has scored offers from James Madison, Liberty, Marshall, Norfolk State, Ohio, and VMI, but he is looking for more as he heads into July. On July 9, Stallings will be in Blacksburg for Virginia Tech’s one-day camp.
As a junior last season, Stallings earned first-team all-Bay Rivers district honors at defensive end and wide receiver. He racked up 14 sacks on defense, but Virginia Tech is eyeing the Grafton standout as a potential tight end on the next level.
“I’ve talked to Coach Newsome, who took over as my main recruiter for Coach Cavanaugh,” said Stallings, who attended Tech’s Spring Game in April and the UVa/Virginia Tech game last fall. Newsome stopped by Grafton twice in May. “He seemed excited about me, but I don’t know where I stand [in terms of an offer from Tech]. I guess they want me to go up there and camp, and then go from there.”
In the months leading up to the start of his senior season, Stallings is working to improve his strength and speed. He has improved his quickness this offseason, boasting consistent 20-yard shuttle times in the 4.3/4.4-second range.
On July 25, Stallings plans to attend camp at the University of Virginia. He is hopeful that either in-state FBS program will come through and offer, as he likes both programs. Regardless, Stallings is in no rush to make a college decision.
“I definitely want to take official visits to get a feel for the schools,” he said. There does not appear to be a clear favorite at this time.
Stallings is a prospect with college potential on either side of the ball. Tech likes him at tight end, but defensive end and even outside linebacker may be possibilities as well. We’ll have more with Stallings following the July 9 camp, so stay tuned.
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