The current and previous East Carolina coaching staffs obviously did a good job evaluating in-state talent, as evidenced by the Pirates victory over Boise State in a bowl game in 2007.
Skip Holtz and the current staff were quick to jump on wide receiver Kendrick Wiggins from the Class of 2009, and their persistence is paying off.
The 5-foot-10, 165-pound receiver from Durham (N.C.) Southern Durham received an offer from East Carolina recently.
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"They told me my grades and stuff were what they were looking for, plus my athletic ability," Wiggins said. "They said I'm the type of person they want in their program. Skip Holtz talked to me and offered me on the spot."
While Wiggins doesn't have blazing speed he is a good route runner and makes plays.
What other schools are interested?
"I'm hearing from Wake Forest, Clemson and Virginia Tech," he said. "Right now I don't really have a favorite. Maybe ECU, but other than that they're all pretty even.
"I plan to (visit) ECU, Wake Forest, Clemson -- basically all the ones that have been in contact."
Wiggins has visited both East Carolina and Wake Forest to date. He was impressed by the atmosphere, academics and family environment at each school.