Pirates snare juco offensive lineman

Lackawanna College (Scranton, Pa.) guard Marquis Wallace is slated to continue his career at East Carolina after committing to the Pirates, multiple sources report.

Wallace, a 6-foot-5, 310-pound prospect, also received scholarship offers from Houston, Illinois, Kansas, Maryland, Pittsburgh, South Florida and Texas Tech during this recruiting cycle.

ESPN wrote in his evaluation from junior college film, he "will need to clean up his hand use technique, but Wallace is a tough customer with a nasty finishing effort. He should provide immediate depth along the line with the potential to become a starter."

Wallace originally signed with West Virginia in 2010 as a three-star prospect out of Varina High School (Richmond, Va.).

He is the third juco pledge in 2013 for East Carolina.