It seems ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and his staff are being proactive with the recruitment of running backs for the 2016 class. The Pirates already have a 2016 running back commit in Wilson's (Washington, D.C.) Abdul Adams and could be close to offering another soon.
Southwest Edgecombe’s Marcus Williams stopped by for ECU's 31-21 win over Connecticut Thursday night. It was his second game-day visit to the school this month.
Inside ECU Sports spoke with Williams earlier last week and he didn’t mention a planned visit to ECU, instead he decided short notice Thursday to make the trip.
“I like ECU so anytime I get a chance to visit I’m going to,” said the 5-foot-10, 185-pound Williams Jr. “I wanted to go back there and hang out with coaches in order to get to know them better.”
The coaches at ECU are in the early stages of development in their relationship with Williams. ECU Associate Head Coach John Wiley is at the head of his recruitment and he seems to be extremely interested in Williams’ skillset.
Williams is hopeful his performance Friday night against Farmville Central, where he scored the first two touchdowns of the game, will give Wiley more reason to offer him. Once the offer comes down the line, the relationship between the two should continue to develop.
“ECU will be the in my recruiting conversation for the long run, I want to keep building that relationship,” said Williams.
Once his junior campaign is over ECU won’t be the only school to express more interest in Williams. He plans on spending the offseason attending camps and working out to be more of a complete player. Duke remains his only offer.
With his two touchdowns Friday, Williams now has 10 rushing touchdowns through nine games this season.