April turned out to be the milestone month in East Carolina’s courtship of its latest recruit.
Defensive back Myles Berry, a product of Greensboro Dudley’s state championship program, was extended an offer by the Pirates in conjunction with an April 1 visit to campus for Junior Day. After attending ECU’s spring game this past weekend, the three-star performer took to Twitter on Monday to announce his decision to join the Purple and Gold.
Berry attracted a number of suitors during a junior season in which he was in on 78 tackles, had two interceptions and deflected 10 passes as the Panthers put together a 15-1 record in their title run.
Projected as a safety at the college level, the 6-2, 190-pounder entertained offers from Army, Navy and Air Force, among others, before opting for the Pirates.
New ECU defensive line coach Robert Prunty was the primary recruiter for Berry.
Berry is the second defensive player and the fourth prospect overall to commit to ECU’s recruiting class of 2018. Defensive end Trey Love of neighboring Southeast Guilford High School made his pledge to the Pirates in early April.
On the offensive side, quarterback Holton Ahlers of Pitt County D.H. Conley verballed to the Pirates in late January and Raleigh Leesville Road center Peyton Winstead committed in mid-February.