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Homegrown talent, home cooked meals

The 2017 East Carolina University football roster includes players from California, Texas and Wisconsin. Those players will get to experience all the great things about eastern North Carolina: the barbecue, the sweet tea, Pirate Nation pride, and the humidity.

But a number of players have the luxury of only being a few miles from home, from a home cooked meal, and from seeing their high school alma mater take the field on Friday nights.

252Buzz sat down with three former South Central Falcon football standouts to find out one of the most important things about playing football so close to your home -- What's on the menu for a home cooked meal? Oh, also what teammates are the best follows on social media?

Kiante Anderson @tayy56

Senior Defensive End #96

Is there a meal you request when you go home?

"Barbecue chicken, macaroni and cheese, collard greens, yams, cornbread most definitely."

Which teammate would you take home to partake in the home cooked meal?

"Probably my teammate Devin Carlos. We've been roommates for a few years."

Who is best teammate to follow on social media?"

Jimbo. Jimmy. Jimmy Williams (@JimBoomin). He's a guy with a lot of personality. A lot of football and a lot of inspiration."

Will you try to attend a South Central football game this year?

"Yes sir, most definitely. I've got two brothers playing out there so I have to go out there and show them some support."

Kendall Futrell @k_futrell44

Sophomore Defensive End #44

Is there a meal you request when you go home?

"I love fried chicken, but anything that's cooked I'll pretty much eat it."

Which teammate would you take home to partake in the home cooked meal?

"My roommate, Chance Purvis."

Who is best teammate to follow on social media?

"Jordan Williams (@the_jwe), he puts a lot of funny stuff on SnapChat. Aaron Ramseur is a funny guy."

Will you try to attend a South Central football game this year?

"Whenever I get time to. Sometimes it's hard to get over there but whenever I get a chance to, I'll go over."

Trevian Hicks @trehicks

Senior Defensive Back #37

Will you go back to Winterville during the week to get a home cooked meal?

"Yes, yes, I love to go to my dad's house, my grandma's house.They're always cooking so I love to go there and eat. It's amazing. I'm not picky, whatever's there I eat it."

Is there a meal you request when you go home?

"My grandma's pasta salad, corn pudding and barbecue chicken on the grill. That would be a perfect meal for me. I couldn't ask for anything more."

Who is best teammate to follow on social media?

"Brandon Smith (@b.smith62), he's one of our offensive lineman. Kiante (@tayy56) has a good page, kinda keeps you in the loop. And Jordan Williams (@the_jwe)."

Will you try to attend a South Central football game this year?

"Last year at this time I went to their mini camp and spoke to the linebackers, talked to the guys, gave some words of wisdom. The first chance I get, I'm going to try and go out there. I love giving back to the boys and talking to them."

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