Pierce Wants ECU Offer

2015 John A. Holmes (Edenton, N.C.) running back Cordareous Pierce has multiple schools waiting to offer including ECU. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

Cordareous Pierce from John A. Holmes High School in Edenton, N.C. is a talented in-state running back ECU has kept in contact with. The Pirates wanted to extend him an offer, along with other schools, but all will have to wait until Pierce takes the SAT today March 8.

A good score on his SAT could open the flood gates of his recruitment.

"ECU, N.C. State, UNC Charlotte, Old Dominion, Delaware and Western Carolina are all very interested," said the 5-foot-9, 175-pound Pierce.

Of the schools that are interested Pierce has ECU, ODU, UNCC, NCSU and Delaware as his top five schools, in that order.

Pierce can play multiple positions on offense and defense. He mentioned his best positions are at running back and free safety. The strengths of his game include the ability to break tackles consistently, his vision and his ability to catch passes in space to make a play.

A running back with good hands can be hard to come by, this could be one of the main reasons ECU is after Pierce. Nonetheless, the Pirate coaching staff has been in contact with Pierce regularly and have him set up to visit in April.

"My relationship with ECU has been awesome," said Pierce. "(Inside linebackers) Coach (John) Wiley said he loved my film when he came by the school to talk to me and my coach (Perry Owens). We've set up a visit with coach Wiley for April the 12th. I will get a tour of the campus and facilities. I'm excited to see Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in person."

A common theme for recruits on visits to ECU is to wear some Pirate gear. Whether it's a uniform or a bowl ring, recruits are always interested in seeing what type of threads they can wear on their visits.

Pierce is no exception. He mentioned he is hoping to try on one of ECU's ‘back in black' uniforms when he goes on his visit next month.

This talented recruit also plans to visit ODU, UNCC and couple of FCS schools. As far as camps and combines, Pierce will attend the Elite 8 Combine March 22 and a Shrine Bowl Combine this spring.


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