Hammond Plans ECU Visit

2015 Essex (Tappahannock, Va.) safety Sterling Hammond is hearing from ECU and plans to visit. Inside ECU Sports spoke with him about it.

Safety Sterling Hammond from Essex High School in Tappahannock, Va. is a talented athlete ECU has as one of its 2015 targets. The explosive defensive back has been hearing from multiple programs after an impressive junior season and as a result has picked up some offers.

"I've heard from ECU, Norfolk State, UNC Chapel Hill, Penn State and Florida State," said the 6-foot-1, 190-pound Hammond. "I have offers from Louisville, Virginia Tech, and Old Dominion."

ECU defensive line coach Marc Yellock has been in contact with Hammond. He doesn't know much about the Pirates, but would like to learn more. In order to do so, Hammond has planned a visit to ECU on March 29 – it will be his first time on campus.

As far as other visits, Hammond made it out to Virginia Tech for an unofficial on Sep. 21, 2013. Running backs coach Shane Beamer is in charge of his recruitment and it could be another battle between the Hokies and Pirates for Hammond's interest. He has yet to name a top school.

Hammond covers a lot of ground in the secondary. He mentioned the strength of his game right now is his hitting power. As a safety, hitting power is a huge deal.

This summer will be a busy time for Hammond. He has plans of attending camps at some of the schools that have shown interest, but hasn't decided on which ones yet or when.

Right now Hammond is planning to hit the Rivals Combine coming up in April. After that he will assess the interest from schools and plan where he would like to visit in the summer and fall.

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