Tristan Mumford had been thinking about making a commitment before he visited East Carolina on Saturday and that’s exactly what he did.
“I went ahead and committed when I was there,” the Statesville (N.C.) standout said. “The visit on Saturday went pretty well. I went down there to watch the spring game and hang out with the coaches.
“It was something I had planned to do. I talked to some of the other college coaches about it and said that I was thinking about doing it over spring break.”
The pledge to the Pirates was contingent on a potential late verbal offer from South Carolina which never came.
“I was really waiting to see what South Carolina would say about it because they said they would talk to me over spring break but they never called me.
“ECU was recruiting me highly so I went ahead and committed there. It just feels like home there."
The Pirates see the 6-2, 230-pounder as an inside linebacker which is Mumford’s preferred position although he played quarterback during his junior season after teammate Carlis Parker was injured.
“I’m pretty set with ECU at this point but I’ll probably go down to South Carolina to visit a few times.”
Mumford carries an '86' rating from 247Sports which makes him a 3-star and he's ranked as the no. 24 overall prospect in North Carolina.