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ECU Football Recruiting Class of 2017


This page last updated: 06.01.16

Most recent: Added Sammy Batten feature profile on Charlotte (NC) Vance HS QB KINGSLEY IFEDI

Total known recruits to date: 6

Thumbnails are included for players who signed letters of intent or made non-binding verbal commitments to join ECU's recruiting class of 2017.

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by recruiting analyst Sammy Batten.

TAIJH ALSTON (6-5, 225), DE, Union Pines High School, Cameron ... Alston was at East Carolina for the Purple-Gold Spring game and committed on April 16. ... He is regarded as an explosive player with 17 tackles for loss as a junior for a 6-6 Vikings team coached by Ryan Riggan. ... Alston also had offers from Appalachian State, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Miami of Ohio and N.C. State. ... Also showing interest were North Carolina, Notre Dame, South Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest. ... Rated a three-star recruit, Alston had 46 solo tackles in 2015 and 53 assists. ... Credited with 10 sacks as a junior. ... One evaluator said Alston takes good angles to the ball and has speed. ... Regarded as the No. 2 defensive end prospect in his class in North Carolina. [Listed 04.18.16]

KINGSLEY IFEDI (6-3, 215) QB, Charlotte Vance ... Ifedi committed to East Carolina on May 21. ... Two of his older brothers, Casey and Jamime, attended ECU. ... Casey walked on at linebacker with the Pirates. ... Ifedi had offers from Appalachian State, Charlotte, Coastal Carolina, Colorado State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Harvard, Pittsburgh and Yale. ... Programs showing interest included Duke, Minnesota, N.C. State, Tennessee and Wake Forest. ... Ifedi is a run-pass threat. ... He threw for 3,213 yards and 30 touchdowns as a junior while running for 800 yards with 14 scores. ... Vance, which produced former Pirates quarterback Paul Troth, went 6-6 in 2015. ... ECU offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tony Petersen was the primary recruiter for Ifedi. [Listed 05.27.16]

DASHAUN JOHNSON (6-4, 200) WR/S, East Carteret High School, Beaufort, NC ... The first commitment for East Carolina's 2017 signing class. ... Johnson committed to the Pirates on March 7, 2016 after receiving an offer Nov. 10, 2015. ... His primary recruiter was ECU wide receivers coach Phil McGeoghan. ... Johnson also received offers from Charlotte and Old Dominion. ... Among those showing recruiting interest were Boston College, Mississippi State, N.C. State, North Carolina, Virginia and Wake Forest. ... He is rated a three-star recruit. ... Johnson had 85 catches for 1,493 yards and eight touchdowns for an 11-3 team coached by Caleb King in 2015. ... He also had 66 tackles and four interceptions as a safety for the Mariners. ... He is projected as a receiver on the college level. ... Johnson helped East Carteret to the fourth round of the NCHSAA 1-A playoffs during the 2015-16 basketball season, averaging 13.8 points, 12.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 2.4 steals and 1.9 blocked shots. ... The Mariners hoops team, coached by Billy Anderson, went 26-3. [Listed 03.08.16]

MIC ROOF (6-2, 180) QB, Buford, GA ... A twin son of former Duke coach Ted Roof. ... The elder Roof guided the Blue Devils from 2003 to 2007 and is currently defensive coordinator at Georgia Tech. ... A pro-style quarterback, Roof committed to ECU on May 20. ... He completed 109 of 164 passes for 1,507 yards and 15 touchdowns as a junior. ... He had received an offer from ECU in January. ... Roof selected the Pirates over offers from Charlotte, Miami of Ohio and Troy. ... The Wolves were 13-2 in 2015, losing 10-0 to Cartersville for the Georgia 4-A state championship. ... Buford has won 11 state titles since 1978, the most recent in 2014. ... ECU offensive line coach Geep Wade was listed as the primary recruiter for Wade with offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Tony Petersen in a support role. [Listed 05.27.16]

JOHN SPELLACY (6-1, 280) C, St. Ignatius High School, Cleveland, OH. ... Spellacy, a co-captain of the Wildcats, committed to the Pirates on April 23 during a campus visit the same weekend. ... He also received offers from Army and North Carolina Central. ... East Carolina offensive line coach Geep Wade was his primary recruiter. ... Also showing interest in Spellacy were Ball State, Bowling Green, Duke, Eastern Michigan, Georgia State, Illinois, Marshall, Navy, Purdue, Richmond and Syracuse. ... Spellacy developed in the St. Ignatius program coached by Charles Kyle. ... The Wildcats were 5-4 in 2015. ... Rated a three-star prospect. [Listed 05.05.16]

MYLES WHITE (6-1, 175), CB, Dudley High School, Greensboro ... White visited campus for the spring football game and committed to East Carolina thereafter. ... An athlete with diverse skills, White also played receiver in football and was on a Panthers basketball team that went 18-8 in 2015-16. ... Dudley went 13-2 in football under coach Stephen Davis in 2015 and reached the fourth round of the 4-A playoffs before losing 17-8 to eventual champion Charlotte Catholic. ... White had 35 solo tackles, 31 assists, three interceptions and 12 pass deflections as a junior. ... He punted five times for a 37-yard average with a longest of 47 yards. ... White was interested in ECU's facilities and likes the Pirates' swagger. ... He feels the program is on the rise and appreciates the supportive fan base, according to [Listed 04.18.16]

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