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Thumbnail Sketches of ECU's
Recruiting Class of 2011

This page last updated 02.21.11.

Most recent update: Link to feature profile on Reggie Bullock by Sammy Batten.

Number of thumbnails: 29, including 2 decommitments.

Thumbnails are included for players who signed with East Carolina on the February 2, 2011, national signing date; for a player who declared his official commitment to ECU as an invited walk-on contingent upon completing ECU admission procedures; and for players who verbally committed to ECU during the recruiting process but did not sign on the national signing date.

Thumbnails compiled by Al Myatt.
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BOLD BLUE text denotes links to feature-length
profiles by recruiting analyst Sammy Batten.

CHRIS BAKER (6-3, 230) DE, Greenville, MS (Hinds Community College) ... Incoming junior ... Helped the Eagles to a 5-4 record as a sophomore, tallying 47 tackles, 8.5 sacks and forced five fumbles … Posted a double-digit tackle total against Pearl River in the 2010 campaign … An integral part of a defensive unit that allowed 173.6 rushing yards per game, 230.2 passing yards per contest and forced 15 turnovers in 2010 ... Prepped at Greenville Weston High School. [Source: ECU Media Relations — February 2, 2011]

JETON BEAVERS (6-5, 249) DE, Bayside High, Virginia Beach, Va. ... Committed to the Pirates on Nov. 2 after being favorably impressed with the program's family atmosphere during his visit for ECU's 37-10 win over Marshall on Oct. 23. ... Also received recruiting interest from Clemson, Louisville, Marshall, North Carolina, N.C. State and Old Dominion. ... Coached by Darnell Moore, who had the Marlins off to an 8-0 start in 2010. ... Beavers saw limited playing time on the junior varsity level as a freshman before being sidelined for academic reasons as a sophomore and junior. ... Moore said Beavers has improved his classroom performance and now has four As and two Bs. ... "He's realized the things he can do for himself by taking the right path," said the Bayside coach. ... runs 40 yards in 4.7 seconds. ... Had seven sacks and forced two fumbles in first eight games of his senior season. [Posted November 11, 2010]

EZEKIEL "ZEEK" BIGGER (6-3, 205) LB, Gastonia (NC) Ashbrook ... Reportedly committed to Duke in July but cast his lot with the Pirates in mid-January. ... Also received offers from Arkansas, Maryland, South Carolina and Virginia. ... Bigger liked the opportunity for early playing time in ECU's 3-4 alignment at either middle or outside linebacker. ... Coached by Greg Hill. ... Bigger also played fullback at Ashbrook, carrying 70 times for 359 yards and three touchdowns as a senior. ... Ashbrook was 4-8 in 2010 but 4-2 in league play. ... The Green Wave lost 29-26 at Shelby Crest in the first round of the state 3-AA playoffs. ... The Chargers went on to reach the state final, losing 21-20 on a missed conversion kick to a Northern Guilford team that featured ECU-bound Rocco Scarfone, who went 10-for-10 for 127 yards and three touchdowns in the championship game at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh. [Posted January 21, 2011]

JOSEPH "JOJO" BLANKS (6-2, 230) LB, ASA College, Brooklyn, NY ... Blanks played on the high school level at Purnell Swett in Pembroke, NC and was coached by Mark Heil. ... He joined a junior college program in Brooklyn, ASA College, that was starting up in 2009. ... Blanks helped the Avengers go 5-3 in their first season under coach Dennis Orlando. ... Accepted an offer from East Carolina on Jan. 20, choosing the Pirates over Indiana State and Maine. ... Former Shrine Bowl selection. ... Blanks was second in tackles at ASA in 2010 with 49. ... He also had four sacks and 14 tackles for loss, according to ... Blanks' eligibility is contigent on his successful completion of a 10-week academic program at Robeson Community College, which he is scheduled to complete in April. ... Should have an opportunity for immediate playing time with ECU's personnel losses. ... His 2008 Swett team ended its season 10-4 with a 25-14 loss at Watauga. Blanks had 163 tackles for the season and had forced five fumbles going into that game.. [Posted January 28, 2011.]

CHEVELLE BUIE (5-9, 170) RB, Cocoa (FL) High School ... Played for a three-time Florida High School Athletic Association (FHSAA) state championship team and four-time state playoff participant … Helped lead the Tigers to back-to-back 14-0 seasons following a 14-1 campaign as a sophomore … Part of a CHS program that competed on the 3A level in 2007 and 2008 before dropping down to 2A status the last two seasons … As a senior, named to the All-District 11 Team and earned district MVP honors (as voted on by area coaches) … Gained 1,338 yards on the ground on 161 carries and added 15 rushing scores during final season … Turned in six multi-touchdown and 100-yard rushing games as a senior … Had 12 receptions for 284 yards and four scores during final campaign … Contributed four total touchdowns (2 rushing/2 receiving) in a 35-0 victory over Cocoa Beach … Rushed for 1,678 yards and 17 touchdowns as a junior … First-Team Florida Sports Writers Association All-State selection and All-District 11 Team member in 2009 … Gained 1,697 ground yards on 173 carries and tallied 16 touchdowns as a sophomore … Florida Sports Writers Association 3A Second Team All-State honoree following sophomore campaign … Played for head coach John Wilkinson … Selected to participate in the December Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine All-World Gridiron Classic … Listed as a four-star prospect and the No. 7 all-purpose back nationally by … A three-star recruit and 70th-best running back in the country according to … rates him as the 21st-best running back and a four-star prospect … A National Player-of-the-Year candidate during final season … Credited by scouting service as possessing great speed and vision. [Source: ECU Media Relations — February 2, 2011]

REGGIE BULLOCK (5-9, 180) RB, Arizona Western College ... Out of Las Vegas (NV) High School ... Twice earned offensive player of the year honors at powerhouse Arizona Western in the Western States Football League, leading the Matadors to two bowl games. ... Was named national offensive player of the year in 2010 by the NJCAA Coaches Association after rushing for 1,830 yards and 20 touchdowns. He also caught 16 passes for 170 yards and two TDs. ... First-Team NJCAA All-American selection in 2010 after making second team in 2009. ... Matadors, coached by Tom Minnick, were 10-2 in 2010, 9-2 in 2009. ... Bullock ran for 3,247 yards in his junior college career with 43 total touchdowns and 40 rushing touchdowns. ... He rushed for over 100 yards in 21 out of 22 games he played in and gained over 200 yards in a game three times. ... Bullock ran for 1,701 yards and 22 TDs at Las Vegas High as his team reached the state semifinals of the playoffs in 2008. ... His 40-yard time is 4.4 seconds. ... Bullock accumulated 232 yards on a season-high 36 carries and scored a touchdown in a 34-14 win over Scottsdale (AZ) on Nov. 13, 2010. ... Received recruiting interest from Illinois, Kansas State, New Mexico State, North Texas, Oregon State, San Diego State and Utah State according to JC [Posted January 28, 2011; feature profile by Sammy Batten added February 21, 2011]

ANTONIO CANNON (6-2, 175) WR, Daniel (SC) Central High School ... Two-time Class AAA all-region and Daily Journal/Daily Messenger All-Mountain Lakes honoree … Won a trio of regional championships with the Lions and enjoyed two state semifinal appearances … Recorded 40 receptions, totaling 730 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior … Member of the 2010 High School Sports Report Class AAA All-State squad at wide receiver … Selected to play for the North squad in the South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association North-South All-Star Game following final season … Named to the All-State Second Team and Anderson Independent Mail All-Area unit at the end of 2010 … Helped Lions to a 7-5 mark during final campaign … Scored the game-winning touchdown with 1:35 remaining in a 14-7 victory over Pickens … Tallied 47 catches for 734 yards and three touchdowns as a junior … Helped team to a 13-1 record and the Class AAA South Carolina Upper State title game, falling 35-28 to Clinton, during junior year … Made three receptions for 42 yards in Upper State championship contest … Lions advanced to Upper State title contest as a sophomore (13-1 record) … Played for head coach Randy Robinson … Has been timed at 4.6 seconds in the 40-yard dash … Also played basketball and excelled on the perimeter for Daniel, averaging nearly 14 points and five assists while guiding the Lions to the South Carolina Upper State Championship as a junior … An all-conference and all-state basketball selection following junior campaign … Rated as the 28th-best prospect in the state of South Carolina according to … Listed by among the top 210 top wide receivers in the country. Personal: Full name is Antonio Jacquinn Cannon … Son of Melissa Cannon … Undecided on collegiate major. [Source: ECU Media Relations — February 2, 2011]

TRESHAWN COUNCIL (6-1, 210) OLB, Durham (NC) Hillside High School ... Hornets head coach Antonio King brought a highlight film of Council to a "Junior Day" at ECU on March 27, the Pirate staff viewed it and offered a grant even though Council was unable to attend. ... Council accepted four days later on March 31, making him the first commitment for the February, 2011 signing class. ... Wears No. 8 at Hillside, which was previously worn by North Carolina receiver Greg Little. ... Moved up to varsity as a linebacker during his freshman season at Hillside. ... Council grew up as an East Carolina fan. ... Had 11.5 sacks as a junior and made All-PAC 6 Conference. ...Aspires to play as a true freshman for the Pirates. ... Received recruiting interest from Duke and Georgia Tech. ... Was impressed with new head coach Ruffin McNeill and the defensive coaches. ... Timed in 4.78 seconds for 40 yards and has a 25-inch vertical jump. [committed March 31, 2010]

WILLIAM FOXX (6-1, 285) DG, Oak Ridge Military Academy ... Transferred from Greensboro Page to Oak Ridge Military Academy, where his team had an 11-0 record in 2010. ... The record included two forfeits. ... Oak Ridge's closest game was a 33-13 win at East Lincoln. ...The Cadets are coached by Otis Yelverton. ... Foxx played offense and defense. ... Sammy Batten of The Fayetteville Observer and Bonesville reported on Dec. 15 that Foxx played just one game in 2010 because of a broken leg. ... He is projected to play defense at East Carolina. ... Gardner-Webb, North Carolina A&T and Appalachian State had made offers to Foxx. ... Penn State and Georgia Tech had shown interest. ... The Nittany Lions were the only program other than ECU to recruit Foxx for his defensive potential. ... Foxx said he wants to play nose guard for ECU. ... Foxx said he liked the family atmosphere of the Pirates program and the excitement of game days. ... Recruited by Pirate defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell. Foxx made a commitment to Mitchell about two weeks before it was announced by on Dec. 12. ... Foxx wants to major in pre-dentistry. ... Time for 40 yards is 5.15 seconds. ... The addition of Foxx can only help a unit ranked last among 120 football bowl subdivision teams in total defense. [thumbnail sketch posted December 16, 2010]

CHRIS HAIRSTON (6-0, 200) RB, Winston-Salem Parkland ... rushed for over 1,000 yards in 2009 as Mustangs went 2-9. ... Parkland coach Dee Bell reportedly switched from spread to one back offense for 2010 season and expects more success. ... Hairston also excels in track with a 10.92-second clocking for 100 meters and 22.3 in 200. ... solid student with a 3.2 grade point average. ... received offer from Wisconsin in March. ... also had offers from Coastal Carolina and hometown Winston-Salem State. ... Hairston visited Duke, North Carolina and Wake Forest. ... schools showing interest included Clemson, Delaware State, Richmond, Vanderbilt and Western Carolina. ... first running back to commit to ECU in 2011 recruiting class. [committed July 31, 2010]

ALFY HILL (6-4, 230) DE, West Brunswick High, Shallotte, NC ... Hill transferred to ECU for fall semester after signing with Alabama and enrolling at Tuscaloosa before academic issues regarding a world georgraphy course he took online as a high school sophomore at West Brunswick resulted in the NCAA declaring him ineligible. ... He enrolled at ECU at his own expense and will be able to participate in spring practice with the Pirates if he completes academic requirements. ... The Crimson Tide's loss is potentially a huge gain for ECU as Hill was rated the nation's No. 8 prospect at strongside defensive end. ... Has been clocked in 4.59 seconds for 40 yards. ... Received over 30 scholarship offers from major programs. ... Coached by Jimmy Fletcher at West Brunswick. ... Hills has developed a friendship with Pirate freshman defensive end Justin Dixon, who followed a similar course into the ECU program after graduating from Smithfield-Selma and signing with North Carolina. ... Hill can use ECU's strength development facilities but not with the team until he joins the program. ... Would have four years of eligibility at ECU. [thumbnail posted Sept. 27, 2010.] <<< The Birmingham (AL) News, citing West Brunswick (NC) High School coach Jimmy Fletcher, reported in its online edition on Oct. 24, 2010, that Hill had withdrawn from East Carolina with intentions of enrolling at a junior college in January >>>

ISAAC HARRIS (6-7, 270) OL, Irmo (SC) Dutch Fork High School ... Helped Silver Foxes to a 10-3 record, 4-A Region championship and an appearance in the second round of the South Carolina High School League Class AAAA, Division I playoffs as a senior after consecutive 2-9 campaigns the two previous years … Used as a blocking tight end and interior lineman at Dutch Fork … Named to the Midlands Football Nov. 3 Team-of-the-Week after making four knockdowns and grading out at 96 percent … Paved the way for the offense to average 30.1 points per contest during senior season … Played final year for legendary head coach Tom Knotts, who led Independence (Charlotte) High School to seven state titles and coached former Pirate Dominique Lindsay … Previous head coach was Bill Kimrey … Named the overall MVP of the Columbia, S.C., Schuman’s National Underclassmen Combine (NUC) after broad jumping 8-foot-1 and running a 4.79-second shuttle drill … Also made the Columbia NUC Outstanding Sophomore Performance List … Rated by Jim Baxter of as the 10th-best offensive lineman in the state of South Carolina heading into the 2010 season … Also played basketball for Dutch Fork … Noticed by the ECU staff at one of the program’s summer camps. Personal: Father, Ike Sr., played collegiate football at South Carolina while current ECU inside wide receivers coach Donnie Kirkpatrick was in Columbia serving as the quarterbacks coach … Ike Sr. was taken in the 12th round of the 1991 NFL draft by the Seattle Seahawks … An Honor Roll student at Dutch Fork … Intended major is computer science. [Source: ECU Media Relations — February 2, 2011]

GLEN HILLIARD (6-0, 173) CB, Anderson (SC) T.L. Hanna ... Coached by Kenya Fouch, a former Georgia Tech and Furman player. ... Stood out in a 7-on-7 setting in the Palmetto State Showdown. ... Opponents avoided throwing to receivers Hilliard was covering after he picked off multiple passes on the first day of the showdown event. ... Hilliard is capable of playing several coverage techniques and he appears to have already developed college-level defensive skills. ... Yellow Jackets went 6-6 in 2009. ... Hilliard's vertical jump is listed at 29.5 inches, his 40-yard time is 4.82 seconds and his 20-yard shuttle clocking is 4.48 seconds, according to ... Has the makings of a lockdown college corner. [thumbnail posted July 16, 2010]

STEWART HINSON (6-7, 268) OT, Monroe (NC) Piedmont High School ... Committed to the Pirates on July 2, according to ... Hinson is a versatile performer who has seen action at left offensive tackle, defensive end, kick return team and long snapper for the Panthers. ... Projects as an offensive lineman at East Carolina. ... According to reports, he is powerful, aggressive and likes to play physical. ... He also showed good stamina at the third annual VTO Elite 100 combine at Mallard Creek High School in Charlotte on April 3. ... His defensive stats as a junior included 22 tackles, seven tackles for loss and two sacks. ... Coached by Frank Ambrose. ... Has large frame with potential to add weight and strength as he works out and matures. [committed July 2, 2010]

DONTRILL HYMAN (6-6, 250) DE, Warsaw (NC) James Kenan High School ... Played both ways as a senior for the Tigers, spending time on offense as a running back … Selected to the 1A All-State Team and Wilmington Star News All-Area squad as a senior … Tallied 151 total tackles (11.6 tackles per game), including 105 solo stops, during final campaign … Helped Tigers to a 7-6 record and second round of North Carolina High School Athletic Association 1AA playoffs … Scored a rushing touchdown and led the Tigers with seven tackles in one-point opening-round playoff victory over Union … Tied for team lead with seven stops in a 28-25 win against Clinton during the first week of the season … Scored a touchdown on a 65-yard fake punt during a 48-20 triumph over Hobbton … Played for head coach Ken Avent, Jr. … Also lettered in basketball at KHS … Is the Tigers’ first Division I signee since Sam Aiken inked with North Carolina in 1998 and went on to play in the NFL. [Source: ECU Media Relations — February 2, 2011]

MICHAEL JONES (6-6, 285) OL, Fayetteville (NC) Westover ... Projects as an offensive tackle at ECU but Jones also is a basketball standout and has played defensive end for the Wolverines. ... Jones had 68 tackles on defense last season and helped spring a rushing attack led by North Carolina commitment Christian Russell that netted 2,439 yards. ... Skip Holtz's staff initiated recruiting contact with Jones on behalf of ECU and Ruffin McNeill's staff finalized it after Jones visited campus. ... Jones also was being recruited by North Carolina Central. ... Jones' mother, Mina Vereen, was a track and field performer at Terry Sanford High in Fayetteville. ... Jones averaged 10.8 points and 6.9 rebounds as a junior in hoops, helping Westover to a 21-6 record. ... Wolverines hoops coach George Stackhouse, a former ECU assistant under Bill Herrion, encouraged Jones to go out for football because of his physicality and size. ... Coached last season by Milton Butts, who has since moved to Hoke County. ... John McDonald will coach the Wolverines in 2010. ... Jones wears a size 18 shoe. [thumbnail sketch posted July 24, 2010] <<< Was not among East Carolina's announced signees on the February 2, 2011, national signing date >>>

CODY KEITH (6-3, 195) QB, Charlotte, NC ... Already enrolled at East Carolina for the Spring 2011 semester ... Played at South Mecklenburg in 2008, passing for almost 1,200 yards and 11 touchdowns with just two interceptions in a run-oriented offense. ... Family moved to California last year and Keith played for Maranatha, a private school in the Pasadena area. ... Keith plans to play at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Connecticut as a senior and enter ECU for the spring semester. ... The presence of offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley and the Pirates' new pass-oriented offense were influential factors for Keith's commitment, which was announced on Tuesday, Aug. 3. ... Keith reportedly comes from an affluent, Christian family and has worked to develop his skills through private, individual coaching. ... His senior year reportedly will be filmed for a documentary entitled, "The Hopeful." ... Clocked in 4.7 seconds for 40 yards. ... His 2009 numbers included 157 completions in 235 attempts for 2,212 yards with 21 touchdowns. Keith also rushed for 507 yards and 10 TDs. ... Recruiting analyst Tom Lemming rates him in the Top 10 nationally among quarterbacks. [Committed August 3, 2010; thumbnail sketch posted August 5, 2010]

JOHN LATTIMORE (6-3, 250) DE, Ventura (CA) College ... Will enter ECU as a junior with the ability to help immediately on defense. ... Had 19 solo tackles, 24 assists, 16.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks in 2010. ... His 2009 numbers included 53 tackles, five sacks, four tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery. ... Ventura is also nicknamed Pirates. ... Runs 40 yards in 4.6 seconds. ... A three-star prospect, Lattimore had offers from Iowa State, Florida International, Middle Tennessee, New Mexico and Texas-El Paso. ... Played on the prep level at Lexington (KY) High. ... Informed ECU of his commitment on Jan. 14. ... Ventura was 5-5 under Steve Mooshagian, former Cincinnati Bengals receivers coach, in 2010. [Posted January 21, 2011]

DOMONIQUE LENNON (6-2, 189) DB/QB, Nansemond Suffolk (VA) Academy ... Led team to Virginia Independent School Division 2 state title as a junior. ... Coached by Kevin Allen. ... Accepted scholarship offer from Pirates on June 21, according to Sammy Batten of The Fayetteville Observer/Bonesville. ... Lennon got the attention of ECU associate head coach John Wiley with a tape of his highlights that was on YouTube. ... Participated in a summer camp session with the Pirates. ... Lennon was the starting quarterback at Landsdown High as a sophomore. ... Lennon is the nephew of former Virginia linebacker Skeet Jones, who facilitated Lennon's transfer to play for Nansemond Suffolk. ... Made quick adjustment to also play safety as a junior and projects as a defensive back at ECU. ... Lennon produced 18 touchdowns as a quarterback. ... His defensive numbers included 85 tackles and six interceptions. ... Old Dominion, Hampton and Norfolk State had shown recruiting interest in Lennon before Wiley liked what he saw on YouTube. [Committed June 21, 2010]

CHAZ LOWERY (6-5, 270) OL, Virginia Beach Ocean Lakes ... A three-year starter for the Dolphins, Lowery made the second team All-Beach unit despite missing a portion of his senior season due to injury. ... Ocean Lakes, coached by Chris Scott, went 8-3 in 2010. ... Lowery's reasons for choosing ECU included "the mix of academics, as well as the team and people." ... Officially visited ECU on Jan. 14 and committed on Jan. 16. ... He liked the possibility of playing time early in his career. ... Lowery also had offers from Marshall, Richmond and Old Dominion. ... Duke, Virginia Tech and Connecticut also showed recruiting interest. ... Lowery's pass protection skills may be more advanced than his run-blocking ability at this point but he should improve in both facets with strength training and natural maturity that will add to his frame. [Posted January 21, 2011]

MONTESE OVERTON (6-3, 210) LB, Winterville (NC) South Central ... A Pirate legacy whose dad, Darrell Overton, lettered in basketball from 1988-91 at ECU. ... Received offers from Alabama, Arkansas, Duke, N.C. State, North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, South Florida, Tennessee and Texas Tech. Also showing interest were Clemson, Michigan and Virginia Tech. ... Coached by Walt Davis. ... 2010 team went 9-4. ... Overton had 200 tackles as a senior, including 12 for loss and five sacks. ... Was credited with 62 tackles and six sacks as a junior. ... Named area defensive player of the year for the 2010 season by The Daily Reflector of Greenville. ... Has a max of 315 pounds for the bench press, 505 for the squat, has a 30-inch vertical jump and a 4.52-second clocking for 40 yards. (Posted January 17, 2011.)

TRE ROBERTSON (6-5, 317) OL, Roxboro (NC) Person ... Committed to East Carolina over offers from Kansas, Miami of Ohio and Ohio University. ... Quick feet and power contribute to Robertson's pass protection ability, a desired commodity in ECU's new spread offense. ... Has started the past two seasons for the Rockets and earned All-PAC 6 4-A Conference honors in 2009 when Person was 6-5 overall. ... Rockets will have a new head coach in 2010, former Cedar Ridge head coach Jacob Geary, the father of incoming ECU freshman linebacker Jacob Geary. ... Sammy Batten of The Fayetteville Observer/Bonesville reports that Robertson will continue looking at other programs, including N.C. State, North Carolina and South Carolina. [Committed June 11, 2010]

ROCCO SCARFONE (5-11, 170) DB, Northern Guilford ... Scarfone earned the starting nod at quarterback as a sophomore and was named first-team All-Mid-State 3-A Conference as a junior. ... Scarfone's time for 40 yards is 4.73 seconds, according to ... Scarfone also received a scholarship offer from Coastal Carolina and had been getting recruiting interest from Duke. ... His recruiting was handled by ECU defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell. ... Scarfone had visited campus for a Pirates home game when Skip Holtz was coaching and said the ECU game atmosphere was the "most fun" he had experienced. ... Scarfone found Pirates head coach Ruffin McNeill to be "down to earth" and knowledgeable. ... Projects as a defensive back for the Pirates and will likely redshirt as freshman in order to add some weight. [Posted July 2, 2010]

TERRELL STANLEY (6-1, 252) DT, South Brunswick ... Stanley picked the Pirates over Arkansas, Duke and N.C. State. ... Stanley also has played on the offensive line but projects as a defensive lineman at East Carolina. ... Coached by Roman Kelley, who referred to Stanley as "the heart and soul of the team." ... Had 83 tackles, including 16 tackles for losses and eight sacks as a junior. ... Participated in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas combine on May 8 at South Central High School in Greenville, running 40 yards in 5.07 seconds, doing 22 repetitions on the bench press at 185 pounds and measuring 26.8 inches on his vertical jump. ... Credited with a time of 4.79 seconds on the shuttle run. ... Committed in late June. [Posted July 2, 2010]

DONTE SUMPTER (6-0, 175) WR, Myrtle Beach (SC) High ... Sumpter became the third commitment to ECU's 2011 recruiting class when he accepted a scholarship offer on May 18. ... Caught 78 passes for 1,103 yards and 14 touchdowns from quarterback Everett Golston, a North Carolina commitment, as a junior. ... Myrtle Beach went 13-2 in 2009 and reached the state 3-A championship game. ... Coached by Mickey Wilson, who credits Sumpter's work ethic. ... Four of his uncles played major college football. ... Made a visit to the ECU campus on March 12 and was impressed by the coaching staff. ... Also likes the Pirates' new spread offense, which is similar to the attack used by Myrtle Beach. ... Sumpter's 40-yard time is 4.5 seconds. [Committed May 18, 2010]

LEROY VICK (6-6, 275) DE, Georgia Military, Milledgeville, Ga. ... Comes from the same program that has produced Pirate players such as receiver Aundrae Allison, receiver Derrick Collier, defensive back Demetrius Hodges, defensive lineman Ronald Pou, H-back/returner Keith Stokes and linebacker Fred Wilson. ... Recruited by ECU defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell and will help address a lack of quality depth at the defensive end position. ... Committed to Pirates on Sept. 7. ... Had an offer from Washington State and received interest from South Carolina. ... played on the high school level at Wilson Fike. ... reportedly signed with N.C. Central out of high school. ... runs 40 yards in 4.9 seconds. ... Bench press max is 320 pounds. ... Vick is expected to graduate Georgia Military in December and enroll at ECU in January. ... His 2009 stats as a freshman at Georgia Military included 16 solo tackles and four assists with five tackles for losses. [Posted November 11, 2010]

DANNY WEBSTER (5-11, 172) WR, Havelock (NC) High School ... Already enrolled at East Carolina for the Spring 2011 semester ... Played quarterback and safety on a 13-2 Rams team as a junior in 2010 but projects as a wide receiver for the Pirates. ... Averaged 181.4 yards per game passing on offense and 5.9 tackles per contest on defense. ... 40-yard time listed at 4.52 seconds. ... Sammy Batten of The Fayetteville Observer/Bonesville reported that Webster had offers from Georgia Tech, North Carolina, N.C. State and South Carolina. ... After watching ECU's new pass-oriented offense at an April 3, 2010, scrimmage, Webster knew he wanted to play in the Pirates' system. ... The possibility of early playing time also was an incentive for Webster, who was recruited by the Yellow Jackets as a quarterback and by the Tar Heels, Wolfpack and Gamecocks as a defensive back. ... His dad, Danny, Sr., was a fullback and punter at Chowan. ... The younger Webster was a two-way starter for Havelock as a sophomore and junior. ... Threw for 25 touchdowns as a junior and ran for 21 more. ... Completed 174 of 302 passes for 2,722 yards as a junior and ran for 1,426 yards on 200 keepers. ... Had six interceptions on defense, returning two for touchdowns. ... Coastal 3-A Conference player of the year in 2009. ... Coached at Havelock by Jim Bob Bryant. [committed April 3, 2010]

JOHNATHON WHITE (6-4, 260) DE/TE, High Point (NC) Central. … Committed to the Pirates in early September after being impressed with the Pirates' family atmosphere and feeling welcomed by the ECU coaching staff. ... White is confident with the potential guidance and mentoring of head coach Ruffin McNeill, defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell and defensive line coach Duane Price. ... White attracted recruiting attention from Duke, Marshall, N.C. State and Western Carolina. ... Coached by Wayne Jones at Central. ... Helped Bison to a 9-5 record in 2010 as the team reached the third round of the state playoffs. ... White credited with 33 solo tackles and 39 assists in 2010. ... Was in on a season-high 10 tackles in an 18-15 third round loss to Davie County. ... Central was 9-4 and made the second round of the playoffs his junior year. ... White made all-conference for three seasons. ... Team MVP on the defensive front as a senior. ... White plans to major in early childhood development with a minor in parks and recreation. ... Career goal is to become a social worker. [Posted January 17, 2011]


C.J. STRUYK (6-2, 285) OL/DS, Morehead City (NC) West Carteret High School ... Will join the East Carolina program in the fall as an “invited” walk-on (non-NLI/non-scholarship prospect) … Per NCAA release requirements, has officially declared his intent and commitment to attend ECU after completing admission procedures ... Started at center and as the long snapper as a senior at West Carteret, helping the Patriots to a 9-4 record and an appearance in the second round of the North Carolina High School Athletic Association 3AA state playoffs,  WCHS’s first post-season appearance since 2004 … Helped the team to a 5-2 mark and third-place showing in the Coastal Conference … Selected to play for the North Carolina squad in the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas following senior season … Earned the starting nod at center for the Shrine Bowl and became just the fourth player from Carteret County to play in the game … A 3A First-Team All-State and all-Coastal Conference selection following final campaign …Named the team’s best offensive lineman and strongest man as a senior … Helped the Patriot offense average 31.1 points per contest during 2010 … West Carteret went 5-6 during junior season and 3-8 as a sophomore … Wrestled for the Patriot program as a freshman and senior ... Father, Curtis, lettered as a defensive tackle for the Pirate football program in 1984 and was an assistant for the Patriot program. [Source: ECU Media Relations — February 2, 2011]

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