Grayson Likes ECU

2015 Nordonia (Macedonia, OH) defensive end Nyck Grayson is seeing his recruitment pick up and has been in contact with ECU. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

Nyck Grayson from Nordonia High School in Macdonia, Ohio is a focused athlete looking forward to the next level. After an impressive junior season where he accumulated a school record 18 sacks playing at defensive end and linebacker, Grayson is hearing more chatter from college programs.

One school he would love to hear more from is ECU.

"East Carolina became somewhat of a dream school for me when I was younger and watched Chris Johnson run all over (Conference USA) every Saturday," said the 6-foot-3, 210-pound Grayson. "When I sent my film and (ECU operations and recruiting assistant) Alex Folken said he liked it, it was pure motivation."

Although a coach hasn't contacted Grayson yet, it's likely he could hear from one soon. Don't be surprised if defensive line coach Marc Yellock reaches out to him. Grayson would like to attend ECU's Purple and Gold spring game on April 12, but "a twelve hour drive isn't the easiest thing to do."

As far as other schools, Grayson has some offers to his name and could be close to landing some more.

"I hold offers from UMASS and James Madison," said Grayson. "Interest-wise the list goes on. Schools from the (Mid-American Conference) are contacting me also Kentucky, West Virginia and Illinois. They're all saying they are close to offering, but we'll have to see if that comes true."

Grayson is a pure pass rusher in every sense of the word, it's the strength of his game. He considers himself one of the best pass rushers in the country and his stat line from last season reflects that. While he knows he is talented, the hard work never stops for Grayson. He is focused on working hard and getting bigger before his senior season.

"Because I'm only 6-foot-3 and 210 pounds I must gain weight to play defensive end at the next level or to master the outside linebacker position," said Grayson. "These days with guys like (Jadeveon) Clowney it's a must. Strength and size is huge for me this offseason."

Right now Grayson is in spring workouts with Nordonia and will attend Rivals Camp in Detroit on April 27. The summer will be "grind time" for him. He would like to attend multiple camps at schools to try to gain more interest.

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