East Carolina picked up a pledge last week form a versatile prospect in the Tar Heel State. Havelock, N.C. athlete Danny Webster gave his decision while on a visit to Greenville a week ago.
"He committed to ECU last Saturday," Havelock, N.C. head coach Jim Bryant said. "He came with me to practice on that Friday and then to a scrimmage on Saturday. He told me while we were watching that he wanted to play in that offense. I asked him if he wanted to commit and he said yes.
"After practice we went and told Coach McNeil. He told him in front of his mom and sister and it's a done deal."
What made Webster pull the trigger?
"The fact they threw the ball in practice 75 times and completed it 40 was big," he said. "They plan on playing in him the slot at receiver and he's excited about it. They want him as a slot receiver and return specialist.
"He felt really at home with the staff and they did a great job recruiting him as well. That weekend was like an unofficial junior day for Danny Webster. I think he really liked how the staff treated all the kids like they were family. They did a great job with Riley, recruiting him."
Bryant touched on what the Pirates got in the athletic 5-foot-10, 170-pounder.
"They're getting a great player, pound for pound the best player I've ever coached," he stated. "He's most dangerous with the ball in his hands. He had close to 5,000-yards of total offense last year. He rushed for close to 1,500 and passed for nearly 2,800. He had a punt for a touchdown and two interceptions returned for touchdowns. He is just dangerous with the ball in his hands.
"He's a great kid too. He's a 4.1 GPA student and never gets in trouble. He's the biggest competitor I've ever coached and very physical. He knocked a few of the opposing players out of the game."