Furlow Looking at ECU

South Central (Winterville, N.C.) running back Shawn Furlow is a top target for ECU's 2015 class and has visited multiple times. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

Since receiving his offer from linebackers coach John Wiley, it's safe to argue that Shawn Furlow has visited ECU more than any recruit in the 2015 class.

The talented back has been to campus close to ten times, he visited during ECU's games against Old Dominion, Florida Atlantic, Virginia Tech, Southern Miss, Tulsa, and UAB. Furlow also made it out to ECU's first Junior Day of 2014 on Feb. 1.

The visits to ECU improved Furlow's interest in the school, but other in-state schools are also showing interest and he has visited with ECU's rival N.C. State.

"ECU, N.C. State and Duke have all shown a lot of interest," said the 5-foot-10, 180-pound Furlow. "I really like N.C. State's apartments, football facilities and coaches. I also really like the players and coaches at ECU, going to their games this season was great."

Furlow has six offers to his name including UNC Charlotte, Duke, UNC Chapel Hill, Purdue, Syracuse and ECU. More ACC and SEC schools are beginning to take notice of Furlow probably because of his impressive junior season. The talented running back accounted for 1,682 yards and 25 touchdowns.

While those are solid numbers, Furlow mentioned the season just went ‘okay.' He would like to contribute more as a senior.

"My goal is to be more of a coach on the field," said Furlow. "I want to improve on my blocking for both run and pass. I may even want to line up at quarterback some next season."

The offseason is an important time for recruits to improve their game and hit the road for camps and visits. A successful spring and summer can get recruits the attention they need from college coaches and hopefully lead to more offers.

Furlow understands how important it is to have a strong offseason and has planned an impressive slate of camps and visits in the near future. In fact, Furlow will make it out to a camp this weekend.

"I'm going to the Nike (SPARQ Combine) Sunday," said Furlow. "I plan on visiting ECU, UNC Chapel Hill, N.C. State and Duke this summer. I also plan on attending the Shrine Bowl Combine in June. I really just want to focus on my team and help us be the best we can be."

The Nike SPARQ Combine will be in Charlotte, N.C. this weekend (Feb. 23). Furlow has a chance to go out and compete against the top talent the Carolinas has to offer. He will be tested on the 40-yard dash twice, vertical jump, the 20-yard shuttle twice and the kneeling power ball throw twice.

Back in January, Furlow ran a 4.4 second 40-yard dash, a 4.60 sec shuttle and had a 35-inch vertical at the 2014 US Army National Combine in San Antonio, Texas. ECU will continue to keep the foot on the accelerator when it comes to his recruitment.

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