Junior QB Drayton Arnold of Myrtle Beach will visit East Carolina this weekend. Scheduling has made it difficult for Arnold to make it to Greenville, but he will finally get to see the Pirates up close.
“I’m looking forward to getting up there,” he said. “It should be a lot of fun. They seem pretty interested. We’re building a better relationship and I’ve gotten to talk with several of their coaches.”
ECU has yet to offer Drayton but he is confident that one could come in the future. Ohio is his sole offer and Drayton visited the school earlier this season.
“It went really good,” he said. “Their coaching staff is awesome and their football team is getting better. It’s a nice campus and they’re upgrading their facilities. I liked it a lot.”
Clemson, Duke and Wake Forest are also showing interest in Drayton. He visited Clemson earlier this season.
“I talked to coach (Danny) Pearman a couple of weeks ago and they seem to be pretty interested,” he said.
His squad plays Marlboro County in the third round of the state playoffs this week but a thumb injury has sidelined Drayton for the remainder of the season. Through 11 games, he threw for nearly 3,000 yards with 37 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
Drayton did not name a favorite.