Scott Close to a Decision

One of ECU's top running back targets is on the last visit of his recruitment today before picking a school. Inside ECU Sports caught up with him about his recent visit to ECU.

Green Run (Virginia Beach, Va.) running back Anthony Scott has been ECU's top running target in the 2014 class for quite some time. The talented all-purpose back has overwhelming speed with a sub-4.3 40-yard dash time and would be a big pickup for ECU – and the Pirates know it.

The program has yet to land a 2014 commit at the running back position. The Pirate coaching staff has amped up Scott's recruitment of late battling with schools Old Dominion and Virginia Tech for his interest.

All three are Scott's top schools and he has taken officials visits to each in the last month. His final official visit is to see the Hokies today, Jan. 24. It should be safe to say that after this weekend Scott could have the idea of where he will play college football.

Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and inside linebackers coach John Wiley made an in-home visit with Scott and his mom on Jan. 21, two days after his official visit. Wiley and running backs coach Kirk Doll also visited the talented running back on Jan. 16.

Scott had been to ECU multiple times before his official visit, but his last trip to campus was the most enjoyable.

"The visit was good," said the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Scott. "I got to hang out with the boys most of the time and I loved it. They treated me like family (at ECU) and it definitely boosted my interest."

Right now his recruitment seems to be neck and neck between the three, but it's safe to speculate it's more of a two-man race between the Hokies and the Pirates.

Scott mentioned he is excited to be closing in on a decision and will see how things go on his Virginia Tech visit. The advantage the Pirates have is lack of commits at the position, the Hokies already have three committed running backs for the 2014 class, two of which are already enrolled.


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