Sturdivant Moving to LB

Over the weekend, Quan Sturdivant participated in North Carolina's one-day rising senior camp, where the athlete partook in camping activities, spent time with members of the coaching staff, and worked out at a couple of positions.

"It went pretty good down there," said Sturdivant. "I hung out with the coaches a little bit."

Sturdivant, a 6-foot-3 220-pounder from Oakboro (N.C.) West Stanly, didn't hang out with just any old coach at UNC; he was singled out to spend time with head coach, John Bunting.

"I just went around on the golf cart with Coach Bunting a little bit and we just talked," said Sturdivant. "We just talked about when I'm going to make my decision and Carolina football. They weren't pressuring me to commit."

Although a set date has yet to be determined, Sturdivant is looking to make a decision "right before the season starts."

Despite the recent addition of Florida to his scholarship offers list, Sturdivant says the Tar Heels are still his leader. However, the Gators aren't too far behind.

"Yea, [the Tar Heels] are still [my leader], probably," said Sturdivant. "It's down to North Carolina and Florida. I'm going to check out South Carolina, too, and see what they got."

In addition to the aforementioned schools, Sturdivant also holds an offer from N.C. State.

While in Chapel Hill over the weekend, Sturdivant's feelings continued to grow in the positive direction.

"It's a great place to be," said Sturdivant. "They have everything."

During the camp, Sturdivant worked with both the quarterbacks and linebackers, but realized defense is where his future is at.

"I worked out with the quarterbacks, but during seven-on-seven I worked out with the linebackers," said Sturdivant. "I'll probably play defense [if I choose UNC] – probably linebacker."

Despite his unfamiliarity with the position, Sturdivant didn't feel awkward playing linebacker.

"I think I did good," said Sturdivant. "I felt good playing linebacker."

Besides his future visit to Columbia, Sturdivant doesn't have any other camps or unofficial visits planned.

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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