Catching up with ECU commit Mike Myers

Catching up with ECU commit Mike Myers

Mike Myers committed to East Carolina in September. The Goose Creek (S.C.) High defensive tackle discusses his commitment and reveals who is still recruiting him.

"As far as my decision goes, I'm pretty solid on it. I have gone up there quite a few times already. I took my official visit in October during their homecoming weekend. I love the coaches, I love the players. They're like my brothers already and I haven't even gotten there yet, so I love it up there," said Mike Myers.

While his commitment to ECU remains firm, Myers said schools are still heavily recruiting him. He said he still speaks with coaches from Middle Tennessee State, Wake Forest, Marshall, Youngstown State, North Carolina at Charlotte, and Coastal Carolina.

"The coach from Coastal wants me to come and take an official up there and I might try to take one to Wake Forest. I just want to see a few more schools, but my decision is pretty much solid," Myers said.

Myers is one of the key defenders for South Carolina powerhouse Goose Creek High School. The Gators' are giving up just 10 points per game. Now in the heat of the state playoffs, Myers said the unit is playing harder than ever before.

"It makes us work harder, we know if you lose you go home," he said.

The 6-foot-1, 285 pound defensive tackle has played on varsity since his freshman season. Last year, he helped Goose Creek win the state 4A Division II championship. This year, he is hoping for a repeat performance.

"We don't want anything less than a ring," he said.

Myers, whose nickname is "Fright Night," (in honor of Michael Myers, the notorious slasher film character) said his senior season has been about developing his leadership skills.

"I've tried to become more of the team leader instead of focusing on myself. I have the athletic talent for my position, I have the size and I have the strength. This season has been more about becoming a technician and leading my team back to state," Myers said.

Goose Creek is 12-0 and takes on Bluffton this Friday in the second round of the state playoffs.

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