Even though he’s yet to complete his junior year, Jacksonville (FL) Sandalwood cornerback Quran Hafiz (6-0, 170 pounds) has amassed quite the offer sheet. He’s approaching two dozen offers including the likes of NC State, Duke, Southern Miss and Indiana. Pack Pride caught up with Hafiz for the latest.
“Right now I’m up to 22 offers. Syracuse offered like three days ago. Buffalo, Duke and Appalachian State are my most recent offers. It’s just a blessing. I pray every time I get an offer and I thank God. Georgia Southern was actually my first offer and that came about a year ago.”
NC State entered the mix less than a week ago with an offer of their own and it’s one Hafiz quickly took notice of.
“I was just excited when I called the coaches and they offered me. They play in the ACC. It’s close to home- not too far and I know they’ve got good academics. Coach Ledford and coach Barlow are recruiting me. I haven’t been to State yet but I plan to take a North Carolina trip and go visit State, Duke and East Carolina.”
With so many options on the table Hafiz isn’t in any rush to make a decision. He plans to visit several schools over the coming weeks before formulating a top 10 list in May.
“I don’t have any top schools right now but I should be releasing a top 10 in May. I plan to go visit some schools before I put out my top 10 list. When I decide I’m looking at an opportunity to play early, somewhere I fit in well and it feels like home.”
Hafiz is an early enrollee and is currently rated a three-star prospect by Scout.com.
Scout.com Evaluation- Hafiz is a prospect that's really starting to skyrocket up recruiting boards with his senior campaign just a couple of months away. He reads and reacts very well at the cornerback position, and flashes impressive closing speed to make a play on the football as well. You also have to take note of Hafiz's ability to stop on a dime and burst out of his breaks. He has no problem playing with physicality, but needs to continue to work on his tackling technique moving forward. He's a instinctive kid that's coveted for his ability to cover downfield.