Morehead likes ECU

2015 Eastern Guilford (Gibsonville, N.C.) defensive back/wide receiver Jarius Morehead has ECU in his top schools. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

Jarius Morehead is a talented two-way player that ECU's coaching staff currently has as one of its top targets.

Coming into his junior season, Morehead had offers from Clemson, Georgia Tech, UNC Chapel Hill, N.C. State, Tennessee, UNC Charlotte, Wake Forest and ECU. Defensive coordinator Rick Smith visited with Morehead back in December and told him his offer isn't going anywhere.

The two have developed a relationship that has kept the Pirates fresh in Morehead's mind and in his current list of top schools.

"Right now my top three is N.C. State, Wake Forest and ECU," said the 6-foot-2, 185-pound Morehead. "Rick Smith and I talked on the phone about me playing cornerback for ECU one day."

Morehead also went on to say that him and Smith are catching up of late. They developed a plan for Morehead to call Smith once or twice a week in order to keep the relationship going.

As far as visiting campus goes, Morehead has yet to make it out to ECU. With the second Junior Day of 2014 coming up he will try to make it out to grow his knowledge about what the campus and the school has to offer.

A hyperextended ankle slowed Morehead's junior campaign and he only played in six games. However, he still put up impressive stats. Offensively he finished with 289 yards and two touchdowns, while defensively he had 40 tackles, nine pass deflections, one forced fumble and two interceptions.

Right now it's clear Morehead makes as bigger impact on the defensive side of the ball. Personally he called this past season a ‘down year.'

This offseason will be about rehabbing his ankle and working out to gain some weight. Morehead will also be running track, if his ankle allows, to gain speed and save money to take some spring and summer visits to camps and schools.

"I'm attending the Rivals camp series and a lot spring games," said Morehead. "I'm going to watch with my family and friends so it should be a good time."

Don't be surprised is Morehead makes a stop at ECU soon for Junior Day or for the Pirates' spring game.

The most recent school to show interest in him with a coach's visit was the Michigan Wolverines.

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