Charles Quigley Gets Recruiting Interest

Charles Quigley, a 6-foot-2, 215-pound fullback for Fridley (MN) Totino-Grace, is one of the state's toughest runners. Quigley gained 164 yards on 20 carries in the Eagles' 41-6 win over Benilde-St. Margaret as he scored three touchdowns. Quigley has attended the Gophers' past two home games and has gotten interest from several Midwest schools.

Charles Quigley has rushed 70 times for 498 yards (7.1 yards per carry) and eight rushing touchdowns.

Quigley rushed 10 times for 94 yards in their opening 56-26 win over Cooper. He had seven carries for 38 yards in a 49-14 victory over Irondale.

Quigley had 13 carries for 62 yards in their 29-28 upset loss to crosstown rival Fridley.

Head coach Jeff Ferguson said that the team has made a more concerted effort to get the ball in his hands the past two games as he had 20 carries for 140 yards for two rushing touchdowns in their 41-14 win over Chisago Lakes and caught one pass for a 15-yard touchdown.

Quigley has been a three-year starter for the Eagles, leading them to two straight Class AAAA state titles. Totino-Grace finished 13-1 in 2003, losing their opener to Wayzata 6-3 before winning 13 straight as they ambushed Hutchinson 57-13 in the title game.

Quigley had 133 carries for 1,198 yards and 13 touchdowns last season as the Eagles finished 13-1, defeating Sartell-Stephens 21-6 in the Class AAAA championship game. They started the season with a 30-15 loss to Wayzata before winning the final 13 games for the second straight season.

Quigley told GoldenSports.Net that he is hearing from Iowa, Iowa State, Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota and some of the Ivy League schools. Ferguson said that Army and Air Force have also shown interest.

Quigley said that the schools are looking at him as a fullback, although he has played some linebacker in the past. He posted a 25 on his ACT.

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