The Pirates wasted little time getting on the board for the class of 2019 when they picked up their first commitment of the cycle from Southern Durham running back Taron Beauford.
Beauford at 5-10, 177 pounds, he ran for 454 yards last season for Southern Durham. He averaged 4.2 yards per carry and right at 50 yards rushing per game.
He also played some at slot back as well as at outside linebacker. The Spartans went 3-8 last season and 2-4 in conference play in 2017.
Beauford ran for 401 yards as a sophomore and over the two year cycle has averaged at 5.2 per carry with ten touchdown rushing and fifteen touchdowns overall.