Pirates Out Front for Outlaw

East Carolina has forged an early lead for in-state safety Quan Outlaw. We've got the latest on his recruiting.

North Carolina boasts several talented defensive backs for the class of 2008 and you can add S Quan Outlaw from South Lenoir High School in Deep Run, NC to that ever-growing list.

At 6-2, 205 pounds and boasting impressive 4.5-second speed in the 40-yard dash, Outlaw has caught the eye of several division one coaches after a standout junior season.

On the year, Outlaw tallied 75 tackles and two picks en route to all-conference and all-area honors. He played a big role in helping lead South Lenoir to the state 2A playoffs.

The rising senior is hoping to raise his recruiting stock even further over the coming months but has seen steady interest from several schools and he gave Inside ECU Sports the latest.

"Right now I'm hearing from East Carolina, NC State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, Marshall and UNC," said Outlaw. "I'd say ECU is showing me the most interest right now."

Outlaw received an invitation to the Pirate's junior day and that visit may have played a part in vaulting East Carolina to the top of his favorite's list.

"East Carolina is out front right now," said Outlaw. "I went up to ECU's junior day and got introduced to all the coaches. They were just great guys and they have a great coaching staff. It was a very nice environment there and they just all seemed like great people.

"Coach Donnie Thompson is recruiting me and he said they want me to come work out at camp and see how I do before they offer."

Outlaw said he's also considering Georgia Tech and NC State. He plans to attend a Nike Camp and a one day camp at East Carolina later this summer.

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