ECU adds 2014 WR

2014 East Coweta (Sharpsburg, GA) wide receiver/free safety Markell Boston committed to ECU Sunday after his official visit. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

ECU picked up its third verbal commit at the wide receiver position for the 2014 class Sunday. Markell Boston, a standout wide receiver/free safety from East Coweta High School (Sharpsburg, Ga.), pledged to the Pirates with two upcoming visits planned.

He was going to see Western Kentucky Jan. 24 and Vanderbilt Jan. 31., but didn't have an offer from either.

After his official visit for ECU this past weekend it was an easy call.

"I felt at home when I was (at ECU) and I had a ton of fun," the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Boston said. "All of the guys are really cool and the coaches tell you everything straight-forward."

Outside receivers coach Dave Nichol and ECU offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley should get the assist for Boston's commitment.

Boston held offers from ECU, South Alabama, Kennesaw State, Mississippi State, Liberty and Texas Southern. While he is an athletic versatile player who saw time at free-safety, Boston's offer from ECU is at wide receiver – it's up to the coaches whether that will change after his arrival.

The Pirates have seen the biggest official visit weekend for the 2014 class start to pay off before it's even over. Boston's commitment speaks to how effective weekend's like this one can be. With class in session it gives recruits a chance to be in the true college environment.

The ultimate deciding factor in Boston's commitment was the atmosphere. Make it 17 verbal commits for the 2014 class.

Inside ECU Sports Top Stories