Thumbnail Sketches by Al Myatt.
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Number of known commitments to date: 14
Most recent update: 06.22.17 > Added thumbnail sketch on Ponte Vedra Beach (FL) Nease High School DE JOHNNY BOGLE.
Note: Thumbnail sketches displayed in red font are for previously committed players whose recruiting statuses have changed.
HOLTON AHLERS (6-4, 235) QB, Pitt County D.H. Conley … Ahlers became the first commitment for East Carolina’s 2018 recruiting class on Monday, Jan. 30. … Ahlers threw for 4,503 yards with 51 touchdowns and nine interceptions in 2016 as a high school junior. … He ran for 911 yards and 15 scores for a team that went 8-4 overall and 5-1 in the Eastern Carolina 4-A/3-A Conference. … The Vikings are coached by Nate Connor. … ECU wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan was listed as the primary recruiter for Ahlers with Pirates quarterbacks coach and offensive coordinator Tony Petersen in a supporting role. … Ahlers also had offers from Charlotte and N.C. State. … Programs showing interest included Clemson, Duke, Elon, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Michigan, North Carolina, Northwestern, Notre Dame, Oregon, Penn State, South Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Wisconsin. … Rated a four-star recruit. … Morgan Ahlers, ECU’s public address announcer at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, is Ahlers’ dad. [Listed 01.30.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
MYLES BERRY (6-2, 190) S, Greensboro Dudley High School … Berry committed to East Carolina on April 24. … The Pirates offered Berry on April 1. … New defensive line coach Robert Prunty was the primary recruiter. … Berry also had offers from Air Force, Army, Howard, Eastern Kentucky and Navy. … Berry had three solo tackles and three assists for Dudley in a 54-0 win over Cape Fear in the 2016 NCHSAA 4-A championship at N.C. State’s Carter-Finley Stadium. … The Panthers, coached by Stephen Davis, compiled a 15-1 record during Berry’s junior season. … Berry visited ECU for Junior Day on April 1 and attended the Pirate spring game on April 22. [Listed 04.25.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
JOHNNY BOGLE (6-2, 255) DE, Nease High School, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL … Rated a three-star prospect. … Recruited by ECU tight ends coach and special teams coordinator Shannon Moore. … East Carolina made an offer on May 12, Bogle had an unofficial visit on June 2 and committed to the Pirates on June 22. … Bogle had offers from Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, Florida Atlantic, Georgia State, Massachusetts, Mercer, Middle Tennessee State, Rutgers, Samford, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Toledo, Tulane, Central Florida and Western Kentucky. … The Nease Panthers, coached by Tim Krause, are coming off a 2-7 season. … Bogle had 32 solo tackles, 25 assists and 15 tackles for loss as a junior. [Listed 06.22.17] (Image source: rivals.com)
JADAKIS BONDS (6-4, 175) WR, Riverside High School, Williamston … Bonds scored 23 touchdowns for an 8-4 Knights team coached by Asim McGill in 2016. … He had 51 catches for 963 yards and 16 scores. … Bonds ran 41 times for 200 yards and four scores. … He took two interceptions to the end zone as well as one kickoff return and one punt. … Bonds had five interceptions during his junior season. … ECU running backs coach Jason Nichols was the primary recruiter for Bonds with wide receivers coach Keith Gaither providing support. … Bonds had an offer from West Virginia as well as interest from Duke, Marshall, Maryland, North Carolina, N.C. State, Syracuse and Wake Forest. … Bonds had nine receptions for 92 yards and four touchdowns in a 70-64 playoff loss to Princeton in four overtimes in 2016. … He also had a rushing TD in the high-scoring contest. … Rated a three-star prospect. … Bonds averaged 12.9 points and 5.7 rebounds for a 24-4 Riverside basketball team in 2016-17. … Committed to the Pirates on June 15. [Listed 06.16.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
STEVON BROWN (6-4, 275) OL, Archbishop Curley High School, Baltimore, MD … Made a verbal commitment to East Carolina on June 15 after receiving offers from Air Force, Army, Howard, Navy, Old Dominion and Towson. … Maryland showed interest. … Pirates associate head coach and defensive line coach Robert Prunty was the primary recruiter with offensive line coach Geep Wade in a secondary role. … Brown made unofficial visits to ECU on April 22 and April 28. … Brown saw action at guard and tackle for the Friars, coached by Sean Murphy, during the 2016 season as Archbishop Curley went 5-5. … Brown reportedly moves well and is a hitter. … Brown tweeted that the Pirates had what he wanted athletically, academically and spiritually. [Listed 06.16.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
DAMEL HICKMAN (6-0, 170) CB, Butler High School, Matthews … East Carolina defensive backs coach Brandon Lynch was the primary recruiter for Hickman with associate head coach and defensive line coach Robert Prunty in a secondary role. … Hickman received an offer from the Pirates on June 18 and committed the same day. … Also played free safety for the Bulldogs, who were 12-2 in 2016. … Butler, coached by Brian Hales, lost in the third round of the NCHSAA 4-A playoffs, 50-49, in overtime to Vance. … Hudl.com lists Hickman with a 185-pound bench press, 315-pound squat and 245-pound clean. … Hickman also competed in track for the Bulldogs, running sprints and relays. … He had a 11.31-second clocking for 100 meters. [Listed 06.19.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
TREY LOVE (6-3, 236) DE, Southeast Guilford, Greensboro … Love committed to the Pirates on April 3. … Defensive line coach Robert Prunty was the primary recruiter. … Charlotte had an offer on the table and Florida State and North Carolina also had interest. … Rated as a three-star recruit. … Listed as the 43rd best prospect in North Carolina by 247sports.com. … Love helped Southeast to a 6-6 overall record in 2016. The Falcons were 3-2 in league play. … Love had three sacks as a high school junior and one fumble-causing hit. … He also contributed on offense with 47 carries for 235 yards with one touchdown. … Love had two receptions for 24 yards. [Listed 04.04.17] (Image source: Scout.com)
D’ANGELO McKINNIE (6-4, 230) DE, Southwest Onslow High School, Jacksonville … McKinnie committed to the Pirates on June 13. … Wide receivers coach Keith Gaither was listed as the primary recruiter. … Associate head coach and defensive line coach Robert Prunty was credited in a secondary role. … Elon and Wake Forest reportedly showed interest in the recruiting process. … Southwest was 7-6 in 2016. … The Stallions were coached by former East Carolina offensive lineman Charlie Dempsey. … McKinnie also has played some tight end, according to reports, but is projected as a weak-side defensive end for the Pirates. … His 40-yard dash time is 4.9 seconds. … His bench press maximum is 250 pounds. … He has bench pressed 185 pounds 14 times in succession. … His 100-meter time is 12.3 seconds. [Listed 06.13.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
CHANDLER MEDEIROS (6-4, 250) DE, South Iredell High School, Statesville … Medeiros received an offer from East Carolina on May 25 and committed on June 16. … He had offers from Charlotte, Elon and Old Dominion. … Pirates associate head coach and defensive line coach Robert Prunty was the primary recruiter for Medeiros. … South Iredell, coached by Scott Miller, went 9-4 in 2016, losing to Hickory Ridge, 34-22, in the second round of the NCHSAA 3-AA playoffs. … Medeiros played defensive end and defensive tackle for the Vikings but projects as a defensive end for the Pirates. … As a junior, Medeiros had 5.5 sacks, 52 solo tackles, 10 assists and eight tackles for loss. … Made an unofficial visit to ECU on June 16. [Listed 06.19.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
JUWAN MOODY (5-10, 165) WR, Conway High School, Conway, SC … East Carolina wide receivers coach Keith Gaither was the primary recruiter for Moody. … The Pirates gave Moody a scholarship offer on June 17 and he committed to ECU on June 18. … South Carolina State also made an offer to Moody. … Showing recruiting interest were Coastal Carolina, Eastern Kentucky and Elon. … Conway had an 8-5 season in 2016. … The Tigers are coached by Chuck Jordan. … A 42-13 loss to Fort Dorchester in the third round of the 5-A playoffs capped the season for Conway. … Moody had three catches for 81 yards and a touchdown in the Tigers’ final game of his junior season. [Listed 06.19.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
ANDRE PEGUES (6-3, 200) WR, Hoke County High School, Raeford … Pegues committed to the Pirates on June 6 after attending camp at East Carolina on June 4. … Pegues also had offers from Appalachian State, Liberty and Princeton. … Area recruiter Brandon Lynch, ECU defensive backs coach, and Pirates wide receivers coach Keith Gaither were primarily involved in Pegues’ recruitment. … Hoke was 2-9 overall and 1-4 in the Southeastern 4-A Conference last season. … Pegues also played for the Bucks in basketball, experiencing a higher degree of success. … Pegues averaged 6.7 points and 4.8 rebounds for a 23-7 team that reached the NCHSAA quarterfinals before losing to eventual state champion Southwest Guilford, 63-51. [Listed 06.07.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)
GERARD STRINGER (6-3, 190) OLB, Nansemond River, Suffolk, VA … Stringer committed to the Pirates on Monday, June 5, after an unofficial visit with his mother, Kisha, on Sunday, June 4. … Stringer cited the engaging coaching staff, the East Carolina campus and Greenville’s proximity to family for attending games as factors in his decision. … Stringer also received offers from Army, Navy, Ohio and Virginia-Wise. … Associate head coach/defensive line coach Robert Prunty and inside linebackers coach Ryan Anderson were credited in Stringer’s recruitment. … Nansemond River was 6-5 in 2016. … The Warriors are coached by David Coccoli. [Listed 06.06.17] (Image source: 757recruit.com]
JIREH WILSON (6-2, 191) WR, S, Northside High School, Jacksonville … Wilson had offers from Charlotte, Old Dominion and Vanderbilt. … Programs showing interest included Appalachian State, Duke, Furman, North Carolina, N.C. State, Virginia and Wake Forest. … ECU wide receivers coach Keith Gaither was the primary recruiter. … Wilson had 31 catches for 583 yards and seven touchdowns for a 12-4 Monarchs team coached by Kendrick Pollock in 2016. … Northside was topped 28-6 by Shelby for the NCHSAA 2-AA championship. … Defensively, Wilson had 29 solo tackles and six assists with eight interceptions as a junior. … Wilson saw action in 21 games for a state champion basketball team that went 30-0, defeating North Surry 86-67 for the state 2-A crown. … Wilson received an offer from the Pirates on May 12 and committed on June 19. [Listed 06.19.17] (Image source: 247sports.com)