Pirates get started on D with Turnage

Safety Drew Turnage (Ayden, N.C./Ayden-Grifton) is East Carolina's first defensive pledge for 2014, multiple sources report.

The Pirates are the only program to have extended Turnage a scholarship offer at this time, but Charlotte, North Carolina State and Wake Forest expressed interest in the 6-foot, 185-pound prospect.

He joins offensive lineman Kyle Erickson (Fayetteville, N.C./Jack Britt) on ECU's commit list.