ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and his staff used their time wisely over the last month in order to lock up commits for the 2015 class. The Pirates have verbal commitments from twelve recruits in the class, but there are still wild card targets left on the board that plan to pick a school tomorrow.
If all of the targets ECU has its eye on sign with the Pirates tomorrow, the class could get up to the 15 or 16 mark in total commits. It’s a small number compared to the class of 23 players that signed with the Pirates in 2014, but if the last pieces of the puzzle come together 2015 could be an impressive class in itself.
Below are the targets making their decision tomorrow with ECU in their top schools.
JUCO (Iowa Western) defensive tackle Darius Commissiong:
Having played one season at Georgia Tech before enrolling at Iowa Western C.C. Commissiong would be a potential impact pickup for the Pirates. The size he brings with him at 6-foot-3, 305-pounds is impressive. He graduated from Bishop McNamara High School in District Heights, Maryland with the class of 2013. Tomorrow he will chose between signing with ECU, Memphis or Iowa State.
JUCO (Northwest Mississippi) cornerback Treston Decoud:
A successful official visit over the weekend put ECU in Decoud’s top three list of schools. While he hasn’t named the other two schools it could be safe to speculate they are Oregon State and Utah State. To make it more interesting, Louisville contacted Decoud today explaining what he could do for the Cardinals if they offer. Decoud is a big JUCO prospect to watch out for tomorrow, if ECU lands him it would be a big pickup literally – he is a 6-foot-3, 205-pound cornerback.
Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, S.C.) defensive tackle Eurndraus Bryant:
Tomorrow is a perfect day for Bryant to break the silence in his recruitment. He holds offers from ECU, Kentucky and Wake Forest all of which are his top schools. Hopefully tomorrow we will know where he plans to attend school next fall. With the loss of nose tackle Terry Williams he would be a big pickup moving forward for the Pirates. Coaches were in South Carolina two weeks ago and likely paid him a visit.
Broad Run (Ashburn, Va.) cornerback Chuck Davis:
Indiana and Wisconsin are said to be leaders in Davis’ recruitment, but he has a great relationship with ECU. Tomorrow he is said to pick between ECU, Hawaii, Indiana, Marshall and Wisconsin. Whether the coaching staff wants to land anymore defensive backs for the class could be the deciding factor as to whether he signs a NLI with the Pirates.
Essex (Tappahannock, Va.) safety Sterling Hammond:
Hammond has offers from ECU, Louisville, Virginia Tech, Purdue, James Madison and Old Dominion. He visited ECU for a game this season and defensive line coach Marc Yellock extended him his offer. Coaches haven’t visited with him in a while and he hasn’t been to ECU in a while either so tomorrow is a question mark. It’s likely he will chose between ECU, Louisville or Virginia Tech.