Futrell Commits to ECU

Class of 2016 local defensive back Kendall Futrell has to East Carolina.

School (Winterville, NC) brought the Pirates more good news.

Futrell, who grew up attending ECU games, was also in close contact with Georgia Southern and North Carolina State but felt that ECU would be the best the fit. The 6-foot-4, 225-pound linebacker enjoyed the recruiting process but also felt that he knew all along were he would end up.

“It was fun and it was really exciting,” Futrell said. “It was something that I had wanted to do for a long time so when I finally had the chance I did.”

The versatile linebacker listed more reasons than just the location of ECU for why he committed to ECU.

“Number one, it’s close to home and I wouldn’t be missing much being at ECU,” Futrell explained. “Number two, I love their defense and how I would fit into it with the linebackers pass rushing or dropping into coverage with a lot of versatility. Finally, I like coach Ruff. I could finally talk to him at the game and I just love the way he runs his team, how he is with his players, it just seems like a big family and I love it.”

Futrell also said that he likes the academic side of being a student-athlete at ECU, hoping to major in business administration once on campus. Futrell is in the midst of his senior season at South Central but is excited for his future of playing at ECU in front of his hometown fans.

“That would be amazing, because that is something that I have always liked,” Futrell said. “I’ve been in Greenville my whole life and I’ve always gone to ECU games so it would just be amazing to finally experience what it would be like to play in front of all those people.”

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