Andrew Quarless may be just what the doctor ordered for Nebraska as far as a tight end goes even if Konrad Reuland were to eventually commit to the Cornhuskers. Standing 6' 4" and weighing in at 225 pounds, Quarless reports a 4.5 40 yard dash and an excellent 40" vertical leap. Andrew benches 300 pounds while squatting 400 and power cleaning 225 while carrying a 3.0 GPA in the classroom.
Quarless ended his junior campaign with with 39 catches for 843 yards and 6 touchdowns. On the defensive side, he tallied 50 tackles and 16 sacks. For his efforts, Quarless garnered All-League honors and earned Defensive Player of the Year honors during his stint at Holy Trinity High School. Quarless will be playing for Uniondale this season.
Andrew currently has offers from Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Penn State, Illinois, Nebraska and Wisconsin while holding heavy interest from Notre Dame and Maryland. He states his current favorites as Miami, Virginia and Penn State having camped at the latter two. He cites his strengths as not only being able to go deep even as a tight end but he possesses solid blocking ability as well.
In terms of the relationship between he and Nebraska, Quarless states that while the communication has been lacking somewhat lately, he is quite interested in what NU has to offer. "The communication hasn't really been there but I want a school that uses their tight end a lot and I've been doing my research on their history. They're definitely an option," he said. Quarless stated that things would improve greatly if and when communication between he and the Cornhuskers improved.
Quarless has already taken unofficial visits to Virginia and Miami (FL) and while he doesn't have any official visits scheduled as of yet, he does plan to visit his current top three. The other two visits are up in the air at this point. Andrew isn't positive on when he will make his big decision, but stated that he'll probably hold off a bit to gather as much information as possible.
When it comes to the big factors necessary for a school to pull Andrew in, he said "First off, I'm definitely looking for a good academic school then an offense that I feel I'd be most successful in. It doesn't have to be a big program, just a place where I feel I can be most successful," he said.