2016 Cornerback talks highly of his ECU offer

2016 cornerback Nick McCloud believes that ECU could be a great fit for his future.

Rising senior from South Pointe high school (SC), Nick McCloud already has a total of 13 offers from schools such as Appalachian State, Northwestern, Marshall, Kansas State and now East Carolina. While the total number of schools is at 13 official offers, McCloud has also been in contact with North Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee.

McCloud has expressed a lot of interest in ECU, which extended an offer just days ago. There is no doubt that in the college football world, ECU is a growing program and shown that they can compete with the top teams in the nation. Along with the rest of the college football world, McCloud has also taken notice of ECU’s progress.

“ECU’s program is in on the rise, I’ve been watching for the last couple years and they get better and better every year,” McCloud said.

The Rock Hill, S.C. native appreciates the value of the SEC schools that are close to his home such as South Carolina. Although South Carolina may offer the cornerback he won’t let that stop him from exploring all of his options.

“It would always be nice to play to close to home, but I don’t favor any schools because of that,” he said. McCloud rates his current interest in ECU as a high 9 out of 10, even though he has yet to visit the campus and meet the coaching staff. Although he has yet to meet the coaching staff at ECU, McCloud has said that the relationship he builds with the coaches and recruiters will be one of the things that impacts his decision.

Other factors that McCloud listed were the style of defense played, somewhere he can compete right away to start and a school that has his major.

While the football field is the major destination for McCloud he would also like to get a quality education that he can put to use at the end of his football career. McCloud expressed his interest in majoring in either economics or biology. Having high aspirations to excel McCloud said that he would like to either run a bank or go the biology route and become an orthodontist.

Listed at 6-foot-2 and 175 pounds, the cornerback believes that his physicality and long length will help him play at the next level. McCloud also shared that he leads by example, on and off the football field he tries to be a good example for other people to do right. With these things being great qualities that have been showcased to schools, McCloud expressed that he thought he was overlooked in other areas.

“I think my speed is very much underrated, and I’ve gotten a lot faster over the past year,” McCloud said.

As all rising seniors hoping to play at the next level the summer is a busy time attending camps and improving their skills. McCloud has already singled out specific areas in his game that he would like to improve on to make him a better player this off-season.

“I want to get stronger and faster, I think everyone wants that stuff. I also want to expand my knowledge of the game even more,” McCloud said.

With a year left of high school McCloud still has plenty more opportunities to showcase his talents and receive many more offers. While McCloud is considering all of the offers, he will dig deeper into the process with ECU and continue to learn more about the football program and school.

“It’s a really good opportunity to play anywhere but I think ECU has a good program and from what I’ve heard it’s a very good school, so it could be a really good opportunity,” McCloud added.

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