Fain gives the latest

Indian River (Chesapeake, Va.) defensive tackle Tyler Fain has seven offers and ECU was previously in his top two schools. Inside ECU Sports caught up with him about the latest.

Indian River defensive tackle/end Tyler Fain hass offers from UNC Charlotte, Hampton, Norfolk State, Marshall, James Madison, Richmond and ECU. The Pirates and the Thundering Herd, two bitter Conference USA rivals, made up Fain's top two over the summer.

Since then, Fain has a new offer from James Madison and the Pirates are starting to fall out of the picture.

"ECU..they are still there," the 6-foot-3, 260-pound Fain said. "They are in the picture yes, but they aren't what they used to be. All of the sudden they stopped communicating with me. No Facebook, no phone calls or anything. There was still some mail coming, but it was just about the school and their program. A few weeks later I found out that they had a few local commits and a commit from Green Run High School (Shaun James). ECU is still in the picture, but not as high as they use to be."

With the fallout of the Pirates in his recruitment, Fain has changed up his list of top schools.

"My current top school is Marshall," Fain said. "Then JMU and last UNC Charlotte. I have been keeping contact with coaches. They have good academics and are doing very well this year. I have also been keeping up with (Marshall) a lot here lately. I'm trying to take my official up there as soon as I can."

Fain is working hard to turn more heads during his senior season. Indian River is struggling at 1-3, but Fain has confidence moving forward.

"We are working on a lot of things every week to get some wins and tighten up the screws," Fain said. "I'm doing well on getting that stop on third or fourth downs, whether it's a sack or a tackle."

After ECU's win against UNC Chapel Hill last weekend, recruits are starting to notice the Pirates even more. Fain mentioned he saw the highlights and is impressed with the team.

(ECU) played a hell of a game," Fain said. "I watched some highlights from past games and I knew they were going to be solid. To beat a powerhouse like that is big. Again, I've never really lost my interest in ECU; they've just backed off a little. That win shows they are a hard working team and their program is getting better every day of every week."

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