Final push

The last recruiting weekend for the 2014 class starts today. Inside ECU Sports has a look at the targets ECU will try to lock up before it's all said and done.

Having no commit at the running back position remains the main concern for the finishing off the 2014 class. With six days and counting until Signing Day the Pirate coaching staff has been hard on the recruiting trail trying to address the issue.

Top target, Green Run's (Virginia Beach, VA) Anthony Scott remains a tough call. The 5-foot-10, 200-pound speedy back continues to keep his decision a secret. He officially visited Virginia Tech last weekend and told IES he had a good time.

Scott's top three schools are Virginia Tech, ECU and Old Dominion. The Hokies have three running back commits and ECU remains at zero for the class. His decision will come on Signing Day.

Head coach Ruffin McNeill stopped for an in-home visit with Scott on Jan. 27, the next day Virginia Tech Head Coach Frank Beamer stopped by to do the same.

The decision by Scott has to have coaches even more anxious since one of the Pirates' other running back targets, Mundy's Mill‘s (GA) Rodney Smith, committed to Minnesota on Jan. 23.

Recruiting coordinator Donnie Kirkpatrick and offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley have been hard at work trying to convert a commit from former Conference USA rival Marshall.

Gaffney (S.C.) running back Hyleck Foster visited ECU Jan. 17 after committing to Marshall early on in his recruitment. Both coaches stopped for an in-home visit with Foster Jan. 28.

Other top targets include two offensive linemen, Quincey McKinney and Andrew Harrell. McKinney visited ECU Jan. 17, Marshall has never been to Greenville.

ECU's offensive line coach Brandon Jones visited with McKinney two days ago and Ruffin McNeill may also do the same. Both recruits are 6-foot-4 and close to 300 pounds.

Dawsonville (Ga.) Atlanta Sports Academy 2014 wide receiver Devin Elliott like ECU and could be a name to watch for.

ECU's coaches are still on the road making in-home visits, it's safe to say it will be a fun race to the finish.


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