2016 running back raises interest in ECU
2016 running back Connell Young out of Dudley High School (Greensboro, NC) was offered by East Carolina last December. Since then, Young has added another offer and began his summer offseason of attending prospect camps. Young was recently in Greenville for a day camp and had a chance to grow his relationship with ECU. The running back has added his second offer from Syracuse and still has other schools that are on his radar. Among those schools is another North Carolina school, Wake Forest. Young attended camp at Wake Forest just two days before ECU’s and is still awaiting an official offer from the Demon Deacons. The running back feels that ECU could be a good fit for his collegiate career. The camp provided Young will yet another positive experience from ECU. “I met the rest of the coaching staff at the camp and they just brought me in more closer to them,” Young said. “I got a chance to talk more with the head coach Ruffin McNeill, me and him chatted from time to time throughout the whole camp.” The 6-foot, 195-pound running back went on to say that ECU could still be a good fit for him. Young had the same feeling leaving Greenville after the day camp as he did during his first visit to the campus. “It still feels like home, they’ve always treated me the same way as my very first time, so that’s a plus,” he said. After spending an entire day at ECU’s prospect camp surrounded by rising juniors and seniors that are also looking to get their names out there, Young felt like the coaching staff did a good job in creating a positive environment for the players. Young stated that he liked the competitive spirit and that the coaches were all really tense when they were competing while still being helpful in teaching new skills. “Throughout the camp they were telling us to always stay positive about your game and always finish on everything,” Young said. With a lot of the summer left before his senior season Young has been working on improving his game in order to impress college coaches, proving he can fit into any offensive system. “I’m improving on catching the ball and my receiver skills because I know that know in this era of the game everyone wants a running back that can catch outside of the backfield,” he said. With the relationship with the coaches and the camp experience under his belt, Young feels like ECU is still a good option and even said that his interest in ECU has gone up. The Greensboro native said that his current interest level in ECU, on a ten-point-scale, has risen to a seven. While there will be more camps and more offers coming Young’s way he will be officially committing around mid-season of his senior year this fall.
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