Cocoa (Fla.) all-purpose back Chevelle Buie took an official visit this past weekend to East Carolina. The 5-foot-8, 160-pound back enjoyed his time on the Greenville, North Carolina campus.
"It was good," Buie said. "I had a good time on the visit."
He talked a bit about the message he received from the staff and personnel that he met with while on the visit.
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"They were pushing everything about their academics," Buie said. "They did a lot of stuff about the program."
He also learned a lot about Ruffin McNeill and his coaching staff at East Carolina.
"The coaches, I thought they had all been together for one year but they have actually been together for quite a few years because they were all at Texas Tech and they all came from there to ECU. All of them have been together for a long time and they have a lot of chemistry together. They were preaching family up there at ECU."
The former Rutgers commitment spoke with numerous coaches and said the message was simple - we need and want you on our squad.
"I talked to Coach (Lincoln) Riley, Coach (Clay) McGuire who is the running backs coach, the outside wide receivers coach (Dennis Simmons), and the head coach, Coach (Ruffin) McNeil," Buie said. "They just told me they are going to put the ball in my hands as much as possible as a running back, wide receiver, kick returner, punt returner. They just said they wanted the ball in my hands as much as possible."
Also on the visit, Buie said that he spoke at length with junior quarterback Dominique Davis, who is a Florida native.
All in all, Buie came away from his visit with positive vibes about the East Carolina program.
"To me it looks like they are a good team and I know I could fit good into the offense," Buie said. "They are just trying to get the team where it needs to be."
Since returning home, Buie has hosted East Carolina assistant Clay McGuire for an in-home visit.
This weekend he is scheduled to take a standardized test, which means he likely won't take an official visit. Possible schools that could receive a visit are Rutgers, Miami, and West Virginia.
"Right now I don't have anything planned, if I don't hear anything tomorrow or the next day or two I am probably not taking anything this week," Buie said. "I will visit Marshall next week (on the 28th)."
Buie said a decision is not likely to come prior to National Signing Day.