Boston to visit ECU

2014 East Coweta (Sharpsburg, GA) wide receiver/free safety Markell Boston has an offer from ECU and plans to visit Jan. 17. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

Markell Boston, a standout wide receiver/free safety from East Coweta High School (Sharpsburg, Ga.), is about to begin the home stretch of his recruitment and plans to commit in the next month or so.

Boston holds offers from ECU, South Alabama, Kennesaw State, Mississippi State, Liberty and Texas Southern. With signing day approaching in February, Boston is planning some January visits.

ECU will be his first stop.

"It's set in stone that I'm going to ECU on January 17th," the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Boston said. "I'm also going to visit Western Kentucky on the 24th and might be going to visit Vanderbilt the 31st."

Both Western Kentucky and Vanderbilt are among schools that have been in contact with Boston. He mentioned more schools have expressed interest, while others have quieted down a bit.

"Mississippi State offered, but I haven't heard from them in a little while," said Boston. "Kennesaw State and Tennessee Tech came by the school the other day. Auburn and Liberty came by today around noon. The Auburn coach said he has interest, but his hands were tied until he talked to the head coach."

Boston's offer from the Pirates came from outside receivers coach Dave Nichol. Even though Boston plays both sides of the ball at the high school level, Nichol is set on having him at receiver and offered him at that position.

As far as a top school goes, Boston hasn't settled on one. However, he knows what he is looking for and has an idea about when he'll commit.

"I'm not waiting on the best offer, I just want to be comfortable with where I go," Boston said. "Right now all of my offers are the same. More visits will help change that – I've only visited liberty and enjoyed my time there. I'll commit to a school in December or January, I'm not going to wait until signing day."

A successful visit will likely be the deciding factor in Boston's recruitment.

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