ECU grabs WR Marquis Whidbee

Senior wide receiver Marquis Whidbee (Elizabeth City, N.C./Northeastern) committed Wednesday to sign with East Carolina, the Daily Advance reports.

“They throw the ball, and that’s what I like,” Whidbee, a 6-foot, 180-pound prospect, said. “And I’m not trying to go too far from home.”

Whidbee has been productive in the past two seasons. As a junior, he earned some Class 2A All-State recognition after catching 46 passes for 912 yards and seven touchdowns. Heading into this weekend's playoff contest, Whidbee has hauled in 42 passes for 812 yards and 15 touchdowns.

East Carolina's 2013 class holds 17 pledges.