Class of 2017 offensive linemen Brock Hoffman visited East Carolina last month when the Pirates hosted USF. The 6-foot-3, 285-pound center is still waiting for his first official offer but Hoffman is gaining attention from schools all around North Carolina.
The Statesville High School (Statesville, NC) junior also visited Appalachian State, Clemson, Duke, North Carolina State, UNC Chapel Hill, UNC Charlotte, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
“It’s been very exciting process for me and a bit stressful,” Hoffman said about his recruiting process.
While visiting ECU last month Hoffman said that he really liked the fan base and the game day atmosphere. Hoffman also noted that he loves the coaching staff and has already began to form relationships with them.
“The recruiter for my area is coach (Garret) Riley and we’ve been talking back and forth and also I’ve talking with the offensive line coach (Brad) Davis.”
After a visit to Greenville and a talking with the coaching staff Hoffman said that his current level of interest in ECU is around an eight on a ten-point scale. If ECU were to offer the lineman he said that he would be very excited to have his first opportunity to play at the next level offered to him.
As an offensive lineman Hoffman believes that his strengths on the field are some of the most important that a center can have.
“Knowing when to pick a blitz, it's key for a center so I have to be smart and know they’re going to blitz,” Hoffman explained. “My footwork and punch have also gotten a lot a better.”
As the junior starts to look at all of his options he has his top factors already put together. Number one for Hoffman was education, hoping to major in engineering, the lineman said that football is exciting but education comes first.
Hoffman also said that coaching stability with a program is another factor. The third factor that Hoffman listed was that he wants to find a school where he can make an impact early.
Hoffman was recently invited to the U.S Army National Combine for juniors which will be held this January in San Antonio, Texas.