Pirates Add 2016 RB

Wilson (Washington, D.C.) running back Abdul Adams became ECU's first commit for the 2016 class recently. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the decision.

Abdul Adams from Wilson High School in Washington, D.C. is a talented running back who knows where he wants to be at the next level already. As or right now, that place is ECU.

"It's all ECU right now," said the 5-foot-11, 175-pound Adams. "I verbally committed at the spring game (April 12). After the game was over I talked to (defensive line) coach (Marc) Yellock and head coach Ruffin McNeill and told them I was verbally committing."

Adams credited the environment and coaches for solidifying his decision. He mentioned the team is like one big family and he really enjoyed his time on his visit.

With two seasons ahead of him the decision to commit this early leaves time for change. In the 2014 class ECU saw close to five kids decommit, the Pirates hope Adams won't do the same if other schools jump on board.

That is the case right now. After an impressive sophomore season Adams is starting to have more schools pay him attention.

"A few schools have been coming up to the school but they haven't offered yet," said Adams. "Boston College, Duke, N.C. State, Liberty, Old Dominion and Virginia have all been by my school."

The ACC schools that have joined the mix could shake things up moving forward in Adams' recruitment.

Adams described his game as balanced. He's a running back that runs with power, has speed and also elusiveness. If he continues to add size and strength more programs could reach out to him.

This summer will be a busy one for Adams. He mentioned he may make it out to a camp at ECU, but aside from that, he will be working hard in the gym. His goal is to get bigger, faster and stronger before his junior season.

For right now ECU has landed an impressive running back to start off its 2016 class. If Adams chooses to see his commitment through, the Pirates will be adding an impressive piece to their backfield for the future.


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