19  Curtis Burston
Curtis Burston

Class:
Freshman

Hometown:
Apex

High School:
Middle Creek

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 226

Position:
Outside Receiver

Experience:
HS


04/05/2014

Spring Football Notebook No. 9

Sharp Passing Effort, Rush Defense Dominates Second Scrimmage

Officially enrolled early at ECU in January of 2014 after signing a grant-in-aid with the program (instead of a letter-of-intent per NCAA policy) ... Participated in spring drills with the Pirates was squad's leading receiver during the second scrimmage (April 5) with four catches for 86 yards and one touchdown - a 49-yarder from Jonathon Weymann ... Added another reception for three yards during the Purple-Gold Game a week later on April 12.

High School: A three-year letterman for Coach Mike Castellano at Middle Creek High School ... Played in a similar offensive scheme and package during prep career that East Carolina currently utilizes ... Experienced limited action as a senior because of a lower leg injury, but still made 40 receptions for 759 yards and 13 TDs in just seven games ... Selected to play in the prestigious Shrine Bowl and represented North Carolina (vs. South Carolina) ... Recorded 45 catches for 850 yards and eight touchdowns as a junior in 2012 to help guide the Mustangs to an 11-2 overall record and a perfect 8-0 Tri-Nine 4-A Conference ledger ... A first-team all-conference honoree after junior campaign ... Earned scout grade of 73 and was ranked among the top 55 players in the state by ESPN.com ... Reportedly produced a 40 time of 4.5 seconds, benched 275 pounds, squatted 470 pounds and booked a vertical jump of 36" during strength and conditioning testing prior to his senior season ... Also recruited by Boston College ... "Acceleration ability despite size" was cited in numerous recruiting publications ... Officially committed to East Carolina on Aug. 18, 2013 ... Picked up additional varsity letters in basketball .