Heels and Pack Do Battle for In-State QB

Pack Pride caught up with quarterback Quan Sturdivant recently for the latest on his recruiting.

While he may not have come into Sunday's Scout combine at Duke with the hype of Virginia QB's Peter Lalich and Tyrod Taylor, West Stanly's (Oakboro, NC) Quan Sturdivant more than held his own during passing drills. At 6-3 and 218-pounds he also showed some impressive speed by logging a 40-yard dash time of 4.57 seconds.

Last season, Sturdivant turned more than a few eyes as he completed 99-of-179 passes for 1,794 yards and 21 touchdowns while rushing 111 times for 745 yards. That kind of production combined with solid speed and athleticism has led to speculation that the rising senior could end up playing any number of positions in college. A very humble Sturdivant recently told Pack Pride that the position really isn't a priority for him. He considers winning much more important.

"I don't know," Sturdivant said when asked about whether he had a preference for position. "The position doesn't really matter to me. I'll just play where ever I can help the team. I know State and Carolina want me as a quarterback. South Carolina offered me last week, but I'm not sure what position they want me for yet."

Sturdivant has also earned interest from numerous other schools, and he has his eye on four out-of-state programs. However, it's two in-state rivals that everyone is chasing in the early stages of recruiting.

"I like Virginia, Clemson, Florida and Virginia Tech, he said. "But State and Carolina are at the top right now. They both have good programs."

Sturdivant talked about his two favorites.

"Carolina has good coaches, and they've got the program going in the right direction," he said. "It seems like it would be a good place to play at. I visited Carolina and got a chance to meet with coach Bunting and he was a real good guy.

"As for State, I like coach Amato. That's about it. He's a great guy, and he's down to earth. He's got great coaches. They've got nice facilities, and they were about the best I've seen. I had a good time when I was up there."

The battle for this talented prospect will only intensify over the coming weeks as State and Carolina have seemingly locked up on numerous in-state players. As for Sturdivant, he says he'll likely wait until sometime during his senior season before settling on a future school.

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