Scott favors ECU

2014 Virginia Beach (Va.) Green Run running back Anthony Scott showed off his speed at ECU camp in early June. Since then, the Pirates have extended him an offer and they're his top school. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

Like his teammate Shaun James, Green Run running back Anthony Scott is being heavily recruited by East Carolina. Both recruits think highly of ECU after successful visits.

"We are thinking about going to the same college," the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Scott said. "As of right now, we plan on going to (ECU), they're our number one school. The visit really helped, I got the full experience. (ECU) felt like home, I like the atmosphere and the coaches are great."

If the Pirates get Scott and James to commit they would be adding a new defensive end with good size and a running back with speed comparable to Chris Johnson (sub-4.3 40-yard dash time).

Back in June, Scott (along with James) toured campus and camped at ECU. Both recruits had a great time and said they felt at home during their time there.

Inside linebackers coach John Wiley was responsible for offering Scott.

"It was coach Wiley who offered me," he said. "We spoke after the camp and that's when he offered. He told me about the games, the conference and about the move to the AAC (American Athletic Conference) coming up."

Before his offer, Scott knew little about ECU aside from former running back Chris Johnson. Scott and Johnson have one thing in common – speed. At ECU's camp, Scott had coaches drooling over his 4.29 40-yard dash time. He says he's always been fast.

"I've always had my speed," Scott said. "As I got older, I just kept getting faster and faster. I run track as well, which keeps my speed in check and keeps me in shape."

Scott holds offers from ECU, West Virginia, Hampton and James Madison. Some hearing from ACC schools as well.

"I've heard from Virginia Tech, Wake Forest, South Carolina, Temple and Old Dominion," he said. "I have a whole bunch of other letters from smaller schools too."

With so many schools expressing interest Scott wants to make sure he takes his time with his decision.

"I want to commit after senior season is over with," Scott said. "Shaun (James) and I both don't want to rush into things and we will see what offers we get. Right now, ECU is looking the best. I'll graduate with my class and get to a school for the summer. I thought about doing early enrollment in January, but it's been a dream of my mom's to see me walk across the stage."

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