JUCO Recruits Visit ECU

A slew of JUCO recruits eligible for the 2015 class are stopping by East Carolina this weekend. Inside ECU Sports takes a look at the prospects and what they would bring to the class inside.

It’s been another busy week for ECU football recruiting and with five days left until Signing Day the last weekend of recruiting for the 2015 class should be a fun one.

Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and his staff were on the road all week visiting with recruits for both the 2015 and 2016 class stopping in states Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Last week coaches went to Florida, South Carolina and Georgia, now the coaches have returned to ECU in order to host the last of their targets for a visit.

The 2015 class has 12 total commits with two coming from the JUCO level. Those numbers may change this weekend as the Pirates are hosting three JUCO targets that have heavy interest in ECU.

The first of the three is Northwest Mississippi cornerback Treston Decoud. The Pirates recently made a push into Decoud’s top schools along with Oregon State, Louisiana Lafayette, Toledo and Utah State, a school he previously committed to.

After decommitting from Utah State because he felt he rushed the decision, Decoud is ready to check out ECU.

“I’m excited for the visit,” said the 6-foot-3, 205-pound Decoud. “I want to see if (ECU) is the place I want to be for the next two years.”

Adding Decoud would be an impact pickup for the Pirates, his size and ability bring a unique skillset to any defense.

The second JUCO prospect visiting campus this weekend is Iowa Western defensive tackle Darius Commissiong. A likely addition to the class that named ECU his leader after receiving an offer in the last three weeks, Commissiong is an impressive talent. He played at Georgia Tech for one season before ending up on the JUCO route.

Other schools to show interest in Commissiong include Idaho, Iowa State and Georgia State. If he commits to ECU after this weekend, Commissiong would be a nice addition to the 2015 class, which only has one defensive lineman commit in Ayden-Grifton defensive tackle Justin Brown.

Commissiong mentioned he is excited for the visit.

The last JUCO recruit that is checking out ECU this weekend is Hutchinson inside linebacker Darius Wright. Hutchinson C.C. has been good to the Pirates and is a school they like to recruit from. Wright has a top three of ECU, Arkansas State and Appalachian State after turning down new offers from Nebraska, Kansas State and Arkansas because the schools “came into his recruiting too late.”

He would be a key addition to ECU’s 2015 class that has yet to land a linebacker commit. At 6-foot, 230 pounds Wright could potentially make an immediate impact on the field. Special teams coordinator Kirk Doll visited with Wright yesterday to confirm his visit this weekend.

All three of the JUCO recruits will arrive on campus mid-afternoon Friday. It should be a sporadic weekend where ECU could add some new faces to its 2015 class.

IES will have all of the coverage as Signing Day 2015 closes in.


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