ECU Talks to 2015 LB

2015 Sanderson (Raleigh, N.C.) inside linebacker Cole Nigro is hearing from ECU. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about the Pirates.

One of the names to watch for moving forward in ECU's 2015 class will be Cole Nigro. The Pirates have been in contact with the impressive inside linebacker from Sanderson High School in Raleigh, N.C. While he has flown under the radar so far, that will likely change.

"I only have one offer from Campbell," said 6-foot-1, 230-pound Nigro. "I'm hearing from William & Mary, N.C. State, Duke, Wake Forest and ECU. I have mail from all over, but in-state schools mostly."

ECU is one the schools that has stood out to Nigro so far. Wide receivers coach Dave Nichol, his recruiter, visited his school last week and told him that he'd like to have him come to camp at ECU this summer.

Nigro plans on attending camp at ECU. The coaches want to see him in person, especially linebackers coach John Wiley. Nigro mentioned ECU's coaches are his current favorites. If they like what they see from him in person an offer could follow.

If he visits this summer it will be his second time on campus, he made it out for a Junior Day visit in March.

"Campus was gorgeous," said Nigro. "I got a tour of the locker room, the sports medicine room, the weight room, the stadium and the rest of campus. I loved everything about it. It was surprisingly my first time on campus. My mom graduated from ECU and my dad went there for a little."

The visit helped expand Nigro's knowledge of ECU. He liked the layout of campus and how much closer together everything was than other schools he's seen. N.C. State was one of the examples he used of a school that is spread out.

Nigro is the traditional inside linebacker. He mentioned ECU has mainly recruited him to play inside linebacker, but discussed an outside linebacker role or a spot at defensive end. Whatever he can do to get on the field at the next level is fine with him.

For the summer Nigro plans on taking some in-state visits to schools including ECU, N.C. State and Wake Forest and potentially a couple of out-of-state visits. He recently attended the Nike Sparq Combine in Chicago, Illinois.

Safe to say it will be a busy summer for this recruit as he prepares for his senior campaign. As far as improving his game, there is something in particular Nigro will be working on this summer.

"I want to work on my footwork," said Nigro. "Overall speed in general is the biggest thing for me. I want to be as fast as possible from sideline to sideline."


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