Alleyne to Visit ECU

2015 Ocean Lakes (Virginia Beach, Va.) athlete Jahque Alleyne has an ECU offer and plans to visit soon. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

Jahque Alleyne from Ocean Lakes High School in Virginia Beach, Va. is an extremely versatile athlete that plays on both sides of the ball. As a junior he saw time at three positions including safety, cornerback and wide receiver.

An impressive junior season has brought raised interest from college coaches for Alleyne and he received his first offer in January. ECU was the third school to offer Alleyne and did so on Jan. 21. Other schools have since joined the mix bringing his offers to a total of five heading into spring.

"I have offers from Old Dominion, James Madison, ECU, UNC-Charlotte, and West Virginia," said the 6-foot, 180-pound Alleyne. "My offer from ECU came when I was on my way to coach (Chris) Scott's class and I saw (ECU linebackers) coach (John) Wiley shaking his hand. I let them talk for a little and then coach Scott came in the classroom and told me ECU offered me."

Alleyne's knowledge of ECU is still young. However, he does have a teammate defensive end Massadiq Walton who signed with ECU in the 2014 class. Walton has probably shared some information with him about the school, but Alleyne wants to learn more.

"I want to plan a date to visit ECU hopefully soon," said Alleyne. "I'd like to see how the atmosphere is there."

Old Dominion has received the most attention from Alleyne – he has visited with the Monarchs twice. With that being said, Alleyne remained neutral when asked about a top school. He would like to see more offers come in and take visits in order to narrow down his decision.

As far as his summer plans, Alleyne is still working on putting those together. He hopes to make it out to a couple camps and maybe even take some visits to school.

Along with hitting the recruiting trail this summer, Alleyne will be in the gym trying to prepare himself for his senior campaign. He has an idea in mind of what he will be working on most.

"My strength is being able to read the opponent whether it's on offense or defense," said Alleyne. But I would like to work on getting faster, adding weight and just getting stronger."


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