ECU in early running for 2017 guard

Marcus Minor's stock is starting rise. With three Division 1 offers, including one from ECU, the 2017 guard should see a spike in his recruiting. He spoke with Inside ECU Sports about it all.

With two years left at Dematha Catholic (Hyattsville, MD) 2017 guard Marcus Minor already stands at an impressive 6-foot-4, 285 pounds. Early offers from East Carolina, Temple and Virginia Tech signify that Minor’s list has room to grow.

In fact, Minor noted that Maryland, Pitt, Rutgers, Baylor, Tennessee and more have been in contact with him so far and with summer camps plus a looming junior season, more schools will surely extend an offer his way.

For now, though, Minor is reluctant to weed schools out of the running, instead opting to check all options.

“Right now every school is an option,” he told Inside ECU Sports. “I’m just going through the process right now.”

Approximately 284 miles separate Greenville from Minor’s hometown of Hyattsville but his family connections to the area are strong, perhaps boding well for the Pirates.

“My family is from that area so I have a personal liking of that area,” Minor said of Greenville. “But I just treat it like any other school that I got offered from. They’re all the same.”

He added, “It doesn’t matter about the area it just matters how I feel about the school.”

Family ties connect Minor to Greenville but the guard noted that his contact with ECU and the coaching staff hasn’t been overwhelming at this point. It’s not entirely unusual, however, considering coaches are working on building up their 2016 class.

The Pirates reached out to Minor in mid-May and his coach relayed that ECU had offered him a scholarship. Minor noted that a visit this summer is something that he’s looking forward to.

ECU’s pass-heavy offense makes recruiting lineman difficult. It’s no secret that a majority of linemen prefer the physical run-block schemes that a lot of pro-style offenses run. However, Minor refuses to shy away from the challenges involved with the Pirate offense.

“I’m willing to go wherever the coaches need me so whatever I have to do to play I’ll do it,” he said.

Content with allowing his offer list to fill out more, Minor noted that when he finally does decide to commit to a school it will likely be sometime before his senior season at Dematha.

A driving force behind his eventual commitment, Minor said that finding a school carrying his journalism major is priority number one for him.

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