Even with several Division I offers, Yorktown (Va.) Grafton tight end Dylan Stallings decided to stay home. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder made his pledge for James Madison earlier tonight.
"I committed about six tonight to Coach Edmonds," he said. "He seemed pretty ecstatic."
So, what made Stallings decide for the Dukes?
"It just felt right," he said. "I went up there for a visit on Sunday and saw the facilities, saw the coaches and left with a good feeling like I belong there.
"I sat down with my parents and put down the pros and cons. I couldn't think of anything negative that was holding me back from a decision. Plus, the distance away from home and everything they had is a good college, it's a good fit for me."
Stallings emphasized a bit more about James Madison.
"It's a great campus," he said. "It's a really good school academically and athletically, it's good overall."
Although he has the ability to play both ways and James Madison is interested in both, they are foremost recruiting him as a tight end first.
He wrapped up with a final thought.
"I'm happy with my choice, I know I made the right decision."