Spring Recruiting Update

Spring drills are in full swing and so is spring recruiting. Inside ECU Sports has a look at some 2015 targets ECU has hosted as well as who could be next to visit.

ECU's coaching staff is taking full advantage of the spring weather that has finally brought warm temperatures to Greenville, N.C. The Pirates are currently in their second week of spring practices leading up to the Purple and Gold spring game on April 12.

With the spring game coming up, the program has a special opportunity to host some recruits for a Junior day that includes a somewhat game day like atmosphere. ECU will use the day as a chance to build relationships with the recruits that attend.

Here's a list of some 2015 targets ECU will have visit this soon and some that have made it to campus recently:

Broad Run (Ashburn, Va.) defensive back Chuck Davis: Got his ECU offer on March 3, Davis is a hard-hitting defensive back the Pirates have a lot of interest in. He will visit for ECU's Junior Day and spring game on April 12. UNC Chapel Hill has offered, along with Indiana. Defensive line coach Marc Yellock has been in contact with Davis and the visit should help build their relationship.

Centreville (Clifton, Va) athlete Xavier Nickens-Yzer: ECU was the first to offer Nickens-Yzer and he will attend Junior Day and the spring game on April 12. He has been to campus before for a non-football related trip, but is excited to learn more. NIckens-Yzer has other programs looking at him like Old Dominion, Georgia Tech, Mississippi State and more.

Leon (Tallahassee, Fla.) athlete Travis Amey: Extremely versatile on the field, Amey plays both defensive back and wide receiver. Defensive Coordinator Rick Smith is still deciding on whether to extend an offer for defensive back, but if he likes him when he visits this weekend (April 5) the offer should follow. Amey mentioned he will most likely verbally commit to a school after his visit to Georgia Southern next weekend. The Pirates could be adding their first 2015 defensive back for the class.

Terry Sanford (Fayetteville, N.C.) defensive end Paris Black: Made a visit to ECU last weekend (March 29) and enjoyed it. He visited Wake Forest once before and holds an offer. Black brings nice size to the position at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds. Defensive line coach Marc Yellock will likely stay persistent with Black in hopes of landing a commitment.

South Central (Winterville, N.C.) running back Shawn Furlow: Talented back with good speed, Furlow has always had a soft spot for the Pirates since his recruitment started. He visited ECU two weekends ago (March 21) making that his eighth visit to campus. Linebackers coach John Wiley is doing a great job with Furlow's recruitment to this point. In-state schools UNC Chapel Hill and Duke are also competing for his interests.


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