BIOGRAPHY: All-Conference selection as a senior when he led the NAIA in all-purpose yardage. Rushing totals included 220/1295/14 with 9/107/1 as a receiver. Also averaged 27.7 yards on 35 kick returns with another score. Junior totals included 86/426/3 on the ground.
POSITIVES: Terrific small school running back with ability for the next level. Patient, waits for blocks to develop and finds the running lanes. Runs with authority, decisive and does an outstanding job using blocks. Finds the cutback lanes and quickly gets through them. Punishing runner with a strong lower body and the ability to break tackles or carry the pile. Runs with excellent balance, quickly adjusts off the initial hit and uses an effective straight arm keep plays alive. Solid receiver out of backfield. Picks up blocking assignments and strong at the point.
NEGATIVES: Not a creative or elusive runner. Lacks true breakaway speed and cannot run to daylight. At times does too much cut blocking.
ANALYSIS: Ervin is a prospect that.s flown under the radar for most of his college career yet is presently building momentum in scouting circles. He offers the ability to be a short-yardage runner and has a realistic shot to be a fourth back at the next level.