One of the more unknown prospects in the 2017 recruiting class from the State of Washington is Brock Wellsfry of Hanford (Richland, Wa.) High School.
While this upcoming recruiting class doesn’t have tremendous overall depth like previous most classes, one position that is absolutely loaded is the offensive line, and you can add Wellsfry to that group.
Standing close to 6-foot-7 and weighing 285 pounds, Wellsfry has the size and frame you look for in a D1 recruit. Wellsfry’s biggest strength is his athleticism and feet, something he credits to many years of playing hockey.
“I credit a lot of that to playing hockey 9 months a year my entire life,” Wellsfry told Northwest Elite Index. “My Mom and Dad originally got me into hockey to stay in shape because I have always been a big guy. I grew to love the game and started trying out for travel teams, and practicing twice as much as most kids.
“I became a very strong skater, and a leading defenseman on my team, I even went to Penticton, B.C. hockey camp for a few summers and won awards for fastest skater and hardest slap shot.”
Wellsfry has been selected to the U.S.A. Football U-18 team for 2015 and will play team Canada on February 5th at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, Texas. This comes after attending the U.S.A. Regional camp last June, followed by July’s National Development camp in Los Angeles.
Playing for a school like Hanford who has not had much success in recent years can make recruiting a bit tough. Currently Wellsfry is hearing from FBS schools Washington State, Oregon and Kansas, as well as FCS members Montana, Harvard, Bucknell and Georgetown. He is also hearing from D2 schools Central Washington and Colorado Mesa.
During the month of November, Wellsfry took unofficial visits on three consecutive weekends. The first was to Pullman for Washington State’s game against Arizona State, then he made his way up to the University of Montana where the Grizzlies hosted Eastern Washington and finished it with a second trip to Pullman to see the Cougars take on the University of Colorado.
Hanford is a team on the rise, with a good crop of athletes coming into the program and one of the more underrated football minds, Brett Jay, the Falcons could be a team to keep an eye on the next few years.
Time will tell with Wellsfry, and we will be sure to keep you updated on any news when it becomes available.