NC POY Waits For Duke Offer

Quan Warley earned North Carolina player of the year honors as a junior, but the running back from Thomasville, N.C. is still waiting on his first offer, and that could very well come from Duke head coach Ted Roof and his staff.

"I'm in touch with Duke some and NC State," said the 5-foot-11, 185-pounder. "Duke is really the only one that said anything about an offer. They have 15 scholarships to give out this year and I should be one of those if everything goes according to plan."

Despite the lack of offers, Warley is still optimistic about his future in college and beyond citing "playing time and exposure to the league" as factors in his decision.

"But I want to look at my major - civil engineering."

If he is as much a student in the classroom as he is a student of the game, Warley should do well in that major.

"I just bring effort every play. I go in every day and study film, even now I go in at two o'clock and study whole game film. Just studying ways to get better and be a student of the game. I just bring a team effort, whatever it takes to get the job done I'll do it."

However, Warley knows perfection is still off in the distance and he has things to work on for next year.

"My biggest thing is my open field play. Through the holes I am pretty good, but once I get to the corner I want to be able to make a move and stay full-speed."

Warley hopes to show off that improvement this summer at a few camps left on his schedule.

"I am going to the North Carolina camp coming up and then I should be doing a camp at Virginia Tech July 8."

With Warley in the backfield Thomasville posted a perfect 16-0 record and won the NCHSAA 1A State Title in 2005. Warley was named Associated Press State Player-of-the-Year after he rushed for 3,304 yards and 43 touchdowns on 352 carries (9.4-yard average).

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