Raleigh (N.C.) Millbrook offensive tackle Donovan Noel committed to East Carolina on Monday.
Donovan Noel committed to East Carolina this afternoon.
The Millbrook standout is the 16th commitment is the Pirates' 2018 recruiting class.
"The things that separated East Carolina was the personality of the coaching staff and their interest in me as a person, not just a football player," said the 6-foot-4 1/2, 250-pound Noel.
"I'm extremely excited about my commitment and excited to wear purple and gold."
Offensive line is a major need for ECU in this recruiting class and Noel joins center Peyton Winstead and offensive guard Stevon Brown.
Noel, who is one of the top offensive linemen in North Carolina, chose the Pirates over offers from Appalachian State, Boston College, Georgia Tech and Purdue among others.