Sturdivant Looking for a Position

While the verbal commitment of Mike Paulus is helping North Carolina's recruiting efforts with most positions, it could potentially deter some quarterback prospects from looking at the Tar Heels. However, Quan Sturdivant isn't fazed.

"That doesn't make me feel different about [North Carolina]," said Sturdivant. "I feel like I can play somewhere else on the field if it came down to it."

Sturdivant, a 6-foot-3 220-pound pure athlete at Oakboro (N.C.) West Stanly, will attend North Carolina's camp with the intent of finding a position to fit in the Tar Heels' system.

"They said they are going to have me try out at quarterback at camp," said Sturdivant. "If not, I'll play defense. They have mentioned H-back and outside linebacker. I'll play anywhere, though."

Additionally, Sturdivant plans to camp at Florida and N.C. State.

Although he currently lacks a leader, Sturdivant has begun to establish a list of favorites.

"[North] Carolina, Florida, and Clemson are probably my top three, and [N.C.] State is up there somewhere, too," said Sturdivant. "I like the coaches [at all those schools], they make you feel good."

On the Tar Heels' staff, Sturdivant said he has developed a great relationship with recruiting coordinator Dave Brock.

"I text message with them all the time," said Sturdivant. "I just text messaged Coach Brock not too long ago. We just talk about how my baseball season is doing, how I'm doing, and how my momma is doing."

During Scout.com's All-American Combine, Sturdivant was one of the more impressive participants on hand. He ran a 4.57-second 40-yard dash, a 4.47-second 20-yard shuttle, and a 7.22-second L-cone. More remarkable was his performance during one-on-one passing drills in which he made a valid case to play quarterback at the next level.

On his way to Conference Offensive Player-of-the-Year and All-Conference honors, Sturdivant completed 99-of-179 passes (55%) for 1,794 yards and 21 touchdowns, and rushed 111 times for 745 yards (6.7-yard average). On defense he accumulated 12 tackles (4 solo), an interception and two pass breakups.

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