In North Carolina high school circles, RB Quan Warley from Thomasville (NC) High School is somewhat of a legend already. The 5-11, 185 pound back was named the Associated Press state player of the year as a junior after rushing for 3,304 yards and 43 touchdowns and helping lead his squad to an undefeated season and a 1A state title. There's been no drop off in 2006 as Warley has already rushed for close to 700 yards and 11 scores as Thomasville has bolted to an early 5-0 record. But while touchdowns and huge rushing totals have been no problem for the senior tailback, serious recruiting attention from major division one schools has proven elusive.
"Right now the team I'm hearing most from is James Madison," said Warley. They seem to be really interested. State has been sending me mail, basically just letting me know how things are going up there. I've also been getting some stuff from Virginia Tech and Louisville."
When asked about favorites, it appears Warley is clearly open as he still hopes to open the eyes of some division one schools during his senior season.
"Right now I really like James Madison because they've been showing a lot of interest," he said. "I also like Virginia Tech a lot because they like to run the football a lot just like NC State. I guess I'm not looking at State as much because they just haven't shown as much interest."
Warley hopes to attend some games over the fall but that might be tough given his tight work schedule.
"I'm going to definitely try to get to some games," he said. "But it's tough because I work three hours a night, three days during the week and then I work about 11 hours on the weekend."
Hard work is certainly not an issue for Warley. Now he will wait and hope that effort will translate into a division one scholarship offer at some point.
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