ECU Head Coach Ruffin McNeill Welcomes Back 14 Returning Starters, 50 Lettermen
High School: A four-year varsity letterman and team captain who rated as a three-star recruit and the 20th-best prospect in the state of South Carolina according to ESPN.com ... Provided leadership for a Goose Creek High School team as a senior that posed a 13-0 record and tallied a 35-25 win over Bluffton in the second round of the South Carolina High School League Class 4A Division II playoffs ... Anchored a defense that allowed just 157 points (12.1 ppg) for head coach Chuck Reedy, a former collegiate assistant coach at Clemson (when current ECU coach Ruffin McNeill served as a graduate assistant) and head coach at Baylor ... Credited with 44 stops (25 solo), 14.0 tackles for lost yardage, 3.0 sacks, two interceptions, a forced fumble and one safety ... Got off to a hot start, tallying 18 tackles (eight solo) in the first four games of the 2012 season ... A SCVarsity.com All-State honoree who was selected to South Carolina Automobile Dealers Association North-South All-Star Football Game following senior year ... Earned player-of-the-game designations by MaxPreps.com on three occasions during the 2012 campaign - vs. Colleton County (Aug. 31/two tackles and two TFL), vs. Beaufort (Sept. 28/three solo hits, six total stops, two TFL, defensive TD) and vs. Carolina Forest (Oct. 5/two tackles, two TFL, one sack, two interceptions - one returned 42 yards for a score) ... A major contributor to the Gators' state (South Carolina High School League 4A Division II) championship run that culminated with a 37-21 victory over Greenwood as a junior ... Collected 77 tackles and registered 5.0 sacks for a squad that went 14-1 and also claimed the Region 7-AAAA title in 2011 ... Part of a GCHS program that advanced to the Division II-AAAA Lower State Finals in 2009 and 2010 ... Rushed for nearly 600 yards and scored 10 touchdowns as a co-starter at fullback in 2010 ... Reportedly timed at 4.8 in the 40-yard dash.
Personal: Full name is Michael Joseph Myers ... Born September 2, 1994 at Charleston, S.C.