After a weekend visit to East Carolina, Darius Morrow is off the recruiting board once again. The one-time South Carolina signee pledged his services to the Pirates and will sign with the Conference USA school.
The 6-foot-8 center from Columbia High School in Atlanta said he saw enough to end his recruitment and picked ECU over interest from Marquette, Auburn, UAB and West Virginia.
"I just really liked the town of Greenville. The only thing there is ECU and they love their athletics there," Morrow said. "To be honest with you, I felt the same way about the team and players like I did with South Carolina when I decided to go there back in the fall. They just all seem like really good people."
The Pirates were involved with Morrow long before any of the other schools jumped into the picture after he was released from his National Letter of Intent from South Carolina. Morrow said he made a strong connection with assistant coach Darryl LaBarrie, an Atlanta native.
"I have a good relationship with coach LaBarrie and coach Mack [McCarthy]," Morrow said. "They are guys you want to play for."
Morrow said he liked the idea of coming in and helping the team right away and learning on the floor.
"They have a lot of shooters there and they just need a big man to make it all come together," Morrow said. "There is an opportunity for me to play right away instead of 15 minutes a game I would have got at the highest level. I feel like I can help them right away."