ECU Football Recruiting: Pirates Offer Cody Purdie


The East Carolina University football program is back out on the recruiting trail. The most recent offer was made to New Bern (North Carolina) defensive back Cody Purdie.

GREENVILLE, NC – SEPTEMBER 05: Head coach Skip Holtz of the East Carolina Pirates walks onto the field with his team before their game against the Appalachian State Mountaineers at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on September 5, 2009 in Greenville, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

The offer from the Pirates is the first of many Purdie hopes will come his way. The 5-10, 175 pound class of 2014 recruit is being recruited as a strong safety.

North Carolina, NC State and Charlotte have shown a little interest in Purdie, but have not specified what position that would like to recruit him for.

He attended Junior Day at North Carolina and East Carolina, but has yet to receive an offer from the Tar Heels.

Purdie led the New Bern Bears to an undefeated season (15-0-0) that included the North Carolina 4A State High School Championship. He had 143 tackles, ten sacks, and two forced fumbles last season. On the offensive side of the field, he rushed for 177 yards for twenty-eight carries, and eight touchdowns.

Purdie said that while he is still in the early stages of his recruiting process, he is producing a “road map” of when he would like to make his announcement and decision. He is an early graduate and would enroll at his school early. A decision will more than likely come at the last week of his high school season.