Burston commits to ECU

2014 Middle Creek (Apex, N.C.) wide receiver Curtis Burston committed to East Carolina Saturday. Burston is the fourth 2014 verbal commit the Pirates have picked up in a little over a week, and the tenth for the class. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about his decision.

After having a top three of Boston College, Old Dominion and ECU, Middle Creek wide receiver Curtis Burston has chosen to play his college football in Greenville, N.C.

"I made the decision around 2 p.m. today," the 6-foot-2, 215-pound Burston said. "I talked to head coach Ruffin McNeill, (outside receivers) coach Dave Nichol and offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley. I spoke with my parents and decided (ECU) is where I want to play my next four years of football."

The fast-paced offense the Pirates run under Lincoln Riley is a great fit for Burston.

"The offense they run is going to perfect," he said. "It's just like the offense we run at Middle Creek. I heard I'll get the ball a lot and get into different formations."

Burston is the second commit in the last week or so that chose the Pirates without visiting campus. With that being said, he will be in attendance for ECU's home-opener against Old Dominion on August 31.

Last time we spoke, Burston said he planned on waiting until after his senior season to commit to a school. Things change, and he's confident in his decision.

"I wanted the weight off of my shoulders," Burston said. "I don't want any worries and want to focus on my senior season. It's nothing but football from here on out and I'm glad I won't have to scramble to make the decision."

. Originally, Burston planned on enrolling early at ECU, which meant if his grades stayed up to par he could join the team as early as January 2014. He has since changed that notion and said he will figure out if that is the way he wants to go once school starts.

Regardless of when it happens, Burston is excited to join his future teammates.

"My phone and my Twitter have been blowing up," he said. "I'm excited about it and everyone around me is; which makes me feel better about the decision."

ECU has picked up four 2014 verbal commits since last Friday.


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