Kemp Is Excited By ECU Opportunity

We say it all the time, but patience is definitely a virtue and that trait paid off this past week for Mesa QB Blake Kemp (6-3, 2015) after he took an official visit to East Carolina. He came away with an offer from the Pirates and committed shortly thereafter and the talented signal-caller couldn't be happier about it...

"Oh it's a great feeling," Kemp told JCFootball.com shortly after returning from his trip. "I committed to East Carolina on my visit there this past week with my dad.

"I'm really excited for the opportunity to play there and I really loved the coaches and the program. It's a great area and I think they are headed in the right direction."

As a sophomore this past season, Kemp put up some huge numbers, completing 65.1% of his passes (229 of 352) for 2,961 yards with 27 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. He also rushed for 128 yards and scored three touchdowns on the ground as well.

"I can run if I need to, but I'm more of a pocket guy," Kemp told JCFootball back in January. "I'd rather distribute the ball to my receivers and let them make the plays."

"He's really accurate and he makes great decisions, but I think the biggest thing with Blake is that he's such an incredible leader," Mesa head coach Ryan Felker noted. "He's one of those guys that kids just flock to. They want to play for him, they want to win for him. He'll help build someone up if they need to be, but he'll also call you out when it's warranted.

"He's got all the traits of a great quarterback."

Kemp will enroll this summer at ECU and he will have three years to play two starting this fall.

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