Massive OL picks the Pirates

Offensive tackle Brandon Smith (Kernersville, N.C./East Forsyth) accepted a scholarship offer from East Carolina over the weekend, multiple sources report.

Clemson, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Virginia and Wake Forest also recruited the 6-foot-7, 327-pound prospect.

Smith posted an electronically-timed 5.99 40-yard dash, 5.57 20-yard shuttle, 21.1-inch vertical and 63.54 SPARQ at the Charlotte Nike Combine in March.

East Carolina has five commitments for 2013.