Early Duke Interest For In State Star

While still very early, it's looking like an in-state battle between two bitter ACC rivals for athlete Quan Sturdivant.

"[North] Carolina and N.C. State [have offered me]," said Sturdivant. "Carolina offered over the summer of last year and N.C. State [offered] like a week ago."

Sturdivant, a 6-foot-1 205-pound athlete from Oakboro (N.C.) West Stanly, is also receiving interest from Virginia, South Carolina, Duke, Florida, Tennessee, and Clemson.

With plenty of the recruiting process ahead of him, Sturdivant is steering away from naming any favorites at this point.

"I'm still kind of open," said Sturdivant. "I'll have a decision sometime probably during the football season next year."

This past weekend, Sturdivant was set to attend Virginia's junior day, but the snowy weather canceled the trip. He does plan to attend N.C. State's junior day on February 25th and camp at both Virginia and North Carolina this summer.

For West Stanley, Sturdivant stars at both quarterback and safety. However, the jury is still out on where he will play at the next level. Sturdivant, though, just wants to be on the field.

"As far as I know, I'm being looked at for quarterback," said Sturdivant. "I'll play wherever I'm needed, though. I don't really prefer quarterback – I'll play anywhere. It don't matter if I play quarterback or not."

On his way to Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Year and All-Conference honors, Sturdivant completed 99-of-179 passes (55%) for 1,794 yards and 21 touchdowns, and rushed 111 times for 745 yards (6.7-yard average). On defense he accumulated 12 tackles (4 solo), an interception and two pass breakups.


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