Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Are ECU Pirates preparing to grab Byrnes WR?

Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes wide receiver Torian Richardson visited East Carolina Saturday, according to Byrnes coach Chris Miller, who also confirmed that the Pirates offered Richardson a scholarship earlier this month.

was fired up about the trip, and has moved the Pirates up his list.

"They’re building their program up," he said. “I talked to coach (Skip) Holtz. He said he really needed me to come there and make plays for them. I was pretty excited about it.” Richardson currently has an eclectic list of favorites—ECU, Mississippi State and Michigan State. He’ll take his official visit to the Spartans on Nov. 20, and is thinking about an unofficial trip to Tennessee this weekend—the Vols play South Carolina.

has been a big part of Byrnes’ offense, with 594 receiving yards and nine TDs on 30 catches, an average of almost 20 yards a reception.

--Stan Olson


Anonymous said...

byrnes is absolutely loaded with div 1-A talent

ECU is juco said...

If Byrnes is loaded with div 1-a talent why are they looking at ECU? Grades obviously?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they want to win a championship and ECU and Wake are the only schools in the Carolinas to do that in the last 20 or so years.

MichaelProcton said...

Doesn't seem like a grades issue. He reports a 3.2. Still, it's not like there are any great schools recruiting him to choose from. ECU is in a shitty conference, but at least they're near the top of it. Rutgers is probably the only other school he's got an offer from that fits that description, and who'd want to go to New Jersey on purpose.