ECU Nabs Scott

Green Run (Virginia Beach, Va.) running back Anthony Scott had ECU coaches sweating until his commitment on Signing Day. Inside ECU Sports has a look at what he brings to the class.

Anthony Scott's decision early Wednesday (Feb. 5) made it a great start to Signing Day for ECU. Scott was easily the top target on the board for the Pirates, both head coach Ruffin McNeill and offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley have big plans for Scott – or as Ruff likes to call him "Trey." "Anthony is a guy that adds pop to our offense," said McNeill. "He's what Lincoln (Riley) was looking for, a guy that can really add to us and make a difference."

Scott sure can add ‘pop' to any offense, he runs a sub 4.3 40-yard dash. If he clocks that at school he'll be one of the fastest backs since Chris Johnson.

After a heated battle with Old Dominion and Virginia Tech for Scott's commitment, the Pirates landed their guy. It could be a match made in heaven for the offense and not enough can be said about the coaching staff's dedication as Scott kept his options open.

Selling the idea of family has been Ruffin McNeill's main strategy with recruits. He mentioned meeting with Scott's family was great and that he enjoyed meeting his mother. McNeill believes the Pirates have not only found the running back they wanted for the class, but they found a great person in general.

"I love three (Scott)," said McNeill. "That's his number I've already got it in my mind for him. He's really impressive."

As a senior Scott accounted for 30 touchdowns, 17 of which were 50 yards or longer. It's safe to say if he adds weight and transitions nicely, he could see playing time early as a Pirate.

Look for Lincoln Riley to try and design plays to get Scott the ball in space, he brings speed to the backfield that ECU hasn't seen for some time.

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