NC Schools Lead For McCall

East Carolina is in the discussion for one of the top 2016 quarterbacks in the south Dillon (S.C.) signal-caller Avery McCall. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about his planned visit this spring.

Avery McCall has a plethora of interest from college coaches. In fact, he is beginning to rack up offers from a slew top-tier programs after an impressive junior season.

Schools from the Atlantic Coast Conference and Southeastern Conference have extended offers to McCall along with the American Athletic Conference. There is no indication that his recruitment will slow down any time soon.

Heading into spring, McCall claims offers from Clemson, ECU, Florida State, LSU, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and NC State among others. Of those schools he hears from North Carolina, NC State and ECU the most. The Tar Heels and Wolfpack currently lead in his interest, but the Pirates are close behind.

It appears McCall has interest in staying in the south during his college years.

“All of those North Carolina schools really lead in my recruitment right now,” said the 6-foot-1, 195-pound McCall. “ECU seems to be a good fit for me too. The offense they run there really fits me.”

ECU Running Back Coach Kirk Doll spearheaded the start of McCall’s recruitment. He visited in the fall for the Pirates’ 70-41 win over North Carolina where he met Head Coach Ruffin McNeill and spoke about the program and academics.

After the visit McCall mentioned he ‘liked the vibe at ECU,’ so much so, he plans to make another trip to campus this spring.

“I'm visiting ECU again on March 25th,” said McCall. “I’m just really looking to have a good time while I’m there. There is so much more I haven't seen at the school yet.”

McCall mentioned that the Pirates will be in the mix throughout his recruiting process. Another good sign for ECU is that it has typically recruited well from Dillon High School and brought in recruits from there in recent classes.

As of right now, it appears the process could take a while for McCall. He mentioned he plans to take it slow in order to figure out which school best suits him.

Last season McCall put up impressive numbers for his team. He completed 169-of-240 passes for 2,968 yards, 36 touchdowns and two interceptions while also rushing 80 times for 517 yards and eight scores.

Reflecting on the season, McCall gave all the credit to the man upstairs.

“I had an awesome (junior) season because of the man above,” he said. “I was working out a lot and just trying to be the best by listening to the best.”

It should be a spring and summer filled with camps and visits for this talented 4-star prospect.

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