Seargent commits to ECU

2014 Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) defensive back Corey Seargent committed to ECU yesterday. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

The biggest official visit weekend of the season is continuing to pay off for ECU.

The Pirates have landed their nineteenth commit for the 2014 class in Northwestern cornerback Corey Seargent. The talented defensive back officially visited ECU on Jan. 17.

"I love how ECU stayed on me," said the six-foot, 175-pound Seargent. "They really showed me that they really wanted me to play for them."

Seargent is the second commit from the state of South Carolina to pledge in the last three days – Mauldin (S.C.) wide receiver Dre Massey committed Monday.

The family atmosphere on the team is Seargent's favorite part about ECU. He also mentioned he likes how much the coaches stay on the players to get their degrees.

Defensive coordinator Rick Smith will utilize Seargent at the cornerback position despite him seeing some time at safety. His aggressiveness should transition well at the next level.

"My aggressiveness is the best part of my game," said Seargent. "I also pride myself in my ability to catch the ball."

A defensive back with good hands is a hard thing to come by. The Pirates have landed themselves another talented commit for what is solidifying itself as the best recruiting class in head coach Ruffin McNeill's tenure.

Seargent is excited about his decision and feels ECU is a great fit.

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