Sturdivant Names Leader

Oakboro (N.C.) West Stanly athlete Quan Sturdivant has sat with the same four scholarship offers – Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, and South Carolina – for quite some time now, so why not go ahead and name a leader?

"You could say that North Carolina is my leader," said Sturdivant. "[The reason has] got to be the coaching staff – they have good coaches. Their program is going in the right direction and it's because of their coaching staff."

Sturdivant, a 6-foot-3, 220-pounder, says, despite his current stance, the Tar Heels' staff hasn't tried to force a verbal commitment.

"I talk to North Carolina almost every day," said Sturdivant. "I talk to Coach [Dave] Brock mostly, and Coach [Frank] Cignetti. When they talk about football, they tell me they want me to be a Tar Heel -- that's it. They don't really talk about committing, though. They talk about life really to see how it's going."

Although he hasn't set a firm date, Sturdivant is hoping to announce his collegiate decision early in his senior football season.

By boasting one of the top grade-point-averages among minority students in North Carolina, Sturdivant received a special invitation to visit Chapel Hill for the second weekend of Project Uplift.

"I'm going to Project Uplift this weekend," said Sturdivant. "I'll probably see the coaching staff while I'm down there and talk to them a little bit."

Sturdivant plans to return to Chapel Hill for one of the Tar Heels' summer camps, but isn't quite sure which one.

From June 11th to 14th Sturdivant will be participating in Florida's camp and is also considering camps at Clemson and N.C. State.

During'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 strong 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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