Yesterday, local 2017 WR Mydreon Vines committed to East Carolina

Local 2017 wide receiver Mydreon Vines committed to East Carolina yesterday just a few days after receiving an offer. InsideECUSports got to catch up with him.

There’s no question that East Carolina has been home to some great wide receivers over the years.

On Friday a few days after being offered by ECU, Mydreon Vines made his commitment to play for the Pirates.

“It feels great,” said Vines. “It’s an amazing feeling to be committed to East Carolina.”

Vines, who is a Greenville native and is a rising senior at J.H. Rose High School, chose the Pirates over offers from Appalachian State, Charleston Southern and North Carolina Central.

“Being close to home had a lot to do with the decision,” said Vines. “I’m a bit of a momma’s boy. She’s the one who got me this far.”

Along with his mother, Vines also showed appreciation to his trainers and coaches.

“I have to thank my trainers Marc from Maxfitness, Terrence Copper, and all of my coaches at J.H. Rose," he said. "They have done a lot to help me get here as well."

Another big selling point for Vines was the new coaching staff here at ECU.

“I really like Coach Montgomery,” Vines said. “I like how he is very straightforward with me.”

He also mentioned that he liked the overall attitude of the coaching staff and enjoyed meeting them.

In his junior season, Vines proved to be a big-play threat for the J.H. Rose football team.

“I like going for the deep ball,” he said. “I like when they throw it up and just let me go get it.”

Vines is very excited for his opportunity to play for East Carolina and wanted to make sure that Pirate Nation knows just how much this means to him.

“I want Pirate Nation to know that I am going to give 100% every single game,” he said. “I will not let them down. Go Pirates!” 

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