Cordareous Pierce picked up his first offer, but looking to attract more attention in his senior season. Charleston Southern was the first to reach out to the 2015 John A. Holmes (Edenton, N.C.) running back while other schools have been waiting to see more of him.
"They called me and said they liked my film and wanted to offer me," said the 5-foot-11, 185-pound running back regarding his first offer. He believes that an offer from Old Dominion could be in the near future, too.
In the time being, though, Pierce is spending his offseason preparing to make an impact in the fall. He plans on attending camps to hopefully gather more interest from the schools that have already been looking at him.
East Carolina inside linebackers coach John Wiley has been recruiting Pierce. The two arranged a visit for April 12, but Pierce noted that ECU's interest has cooled off a bit since then. A trip to ECU for a camp this summer could be his chance to rekindle some interest.
"I'm going to ODU, ECU, App State, Wake Forest and Michigan," said Pierce. Other schools to show him some interest in North Carolina have been North Carolina State, North Carolina A&T, UNC Charlotte and Western Carolina.
On top of his plans to attend camps, Pierce is focusing on becoming a better athlete heading into his final season. His 40 time is just south of 4.5 seconds, which allows him to take off quickly. His vision and ability to break tackles makes him hard to stop once he gets going, too. He also said that a strength of his is finding space to make catches, which is something offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley has come to take advantage of in his pass-heavy offense.
Pierce also has plenty to offer on the defensive side of the ball as a free safety. That kind of versatility is sure to attract more interest, too.
As a rising senior, Pierce's attention is more oriented towards the success of his team rather than the status of his own recruitment process. He has one simple goal for himself and his team next season—to win the state championship.
With a few camps and his senior season in front of him, expect Pierce's recruitment to heat up over the next few months.