After a quick start to his junior season Apex running back Isaiah Totten is receiving loads of interest from college coaches. The attention is a new thing to Totten because until putting up monster numbers this season he has flown a bit under the radar.
His production this season has prepped the stage for his recruitment to take off. ECU is one of many schools showing interest in Totten and he is excited for the process.
“I’m enjoying recruiting,” said the 5-foot-8, 185-pound Totten. “It’s been different and this if the first year schools are showing a lot of interest. I’m looking forward to speaking with more coaches when the season ends. I want to take more visits to the schools interested and check out campuses.”
The schools interested in Totten include Wake Forest, North Carolina, Towson and ECU. The Pirates’ inside receivers coach Donnie Kirkpatrick is at the head of Totten’s recruitment and has been showing interest in Totten for some time now.
Kirkpatrick has been to Apex to speak with Totten’s coaches and Totten has visited ECU before. Despite suffering a tough loss to unranked Temple over the weekend, Totten mentioned he remains a fan of ECU.
“I will be interested in ECU throughout my recruitment,” said Totten. “It’s close to home and to be honest I don’t want to go far away from home. I went to ECU in May and watched a spring practice. I got to see the weight room and it was good to be on the field and talk to coaches.”
The drive from Apex, North Carolina to Greenville is close to an hour and a half, because of this Totten sees himself visiting again in the future.
Totten credits his offensive line with paving the way for him to account for over 1,200 yards this season and punch in 24 touchdowns through 10 games.
When watching his highlight tape from the season it’s important to note the strength of Totten, it’s a part of his game he has worked hard to improve on since last season.
Explosiveness is another attribute Totten works on daily. His hard work is paying off from an individual standpoint, but he would be more satisfied if the hard work of his team would. The Cougars are 5-5 and have a conference matchup with Holly Springs on Nov. 7 which could ultimately decide their playoff contention.