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Hooker heading to ECU

ECU was in the mix for Hooker in his recruitment out of high school.

N.C. State defensive tackle and former four-star recruit K'Hadree Hooker is transferring to East Carolina, multiple sources confirmed to Hoist The Colours on Thursday.

The 6-foot, 307-pounder is expected to begin classes at ECU on Friday, but he has to sit out this coming season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Hooker broke the news he was leaving Raleigh over social media on Thursday afternoon when he tweeted it was "time to move on."

He later tweeted "#PirateNation" and "Ready to see what God has in store for me at my new destination", indicating he had already made a decision to attend ECU.

A native of Kinston, N.C., Hooker held offers from Arkansas, Auburn, Duke, ECU, Louisville, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia Tech coming out of South Lenoir High School. He was rated the No. 14 prospect in N.C. for the 2012 class, according to 247Sports.

Hooker redshirted his initial season at N.C. State, meaning he will have three years of eligibility remaining as a redshirt sophomore once he's able to play in 2014.

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