Athlete Commits to Pirates

According to officials at Jacksonville (N.C.) Northside High School, Joe Womack has verbally committed to East Carolina.

Womack, a 6-foot-2 180-pound athlete, received all-area and all-conference recognition as a junior for his play at quarterback. Last year, he completed 55-of-124 passes for 934 yards and 11 touchdowns while also rushing for 478 yards and 10 touchdowns on 126 carries.

At the Shrine Bowl Combine held in Snow Hill, Womack clocked a 4.45-second 40-yard dash and a 4.13-second 20-yard shuttle on a gym floor. He also vertically jumped 32.8 inches and benched 185 pounds 12 times.

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