Whidbee Happy to be a Pirate

Whidbee Happy to be a Pirate

Tarboro, N.C. -- East Carolina secured a commitment from under-the-radar Elizabeth City (N.C.) Northeastern wide receiver Marquis Whidbee recently. While his team's season ended on Friday, Whidbee played very well.

Northeastern's season was cut short Friday night when the Eagles lost to Tarboro 52-24. But Eagles' wide receiver Marquis Whidbee, who recently committed to East Carolina, had two touchdown receptions.

"Tarboro just came out and wanted it more tonight," said Whidbee.

Although Whidbee had a great season on offense, he was quick to give credit to his teammates on the other side of the ball.

"Our defense was the key to our season," he said. "They were there for us all season."

With his high school season now complete, Whidbee is ready for his college career.

"I like the atmosphere there and they run a spread offense," said Whidbee. "Those are the two things that attracted me the most to East Carolina."

The Pirates' coaching staff has made an impression on the 6-foot-1, 180-pound playmaker.

"I have a good relationship with the coaches -- I talk to them a lot,"Whidbee said.

The future Pirate knows his strengths, but is also working to improve in certain areas.

"I do a good job catching the football," Whidbee said. "I also have the ability to jump up and get the ball, and I run well after the catch."

"I'm working to improve my speed and I also need to get bigger."

Whidbee plans to make a trip to Greenville in the near future.

"I haven't taken my official visit yet, but I probably will soon," he said.

Northeastern finished the season 11-2.

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