Still Even After Official for Sturdivant

Quan Sturdivant took a huge step closer to coming up with his college decision this past weekend when the 6-foot-3, 220-pound jumbo athlete officially visited North Carolina.

"It went real well," said Sturdvant. "My parents enjoyed themselves and so did I."

Sturdivant, who was hosted by freshman quarterback T.J. Yates, arrived in Chapel Hill Saturday morning and left the following day. His stay consisted of spending time with coaches and players, and watching the South Florida game. However, it was highlighted by academic meetings.

"I got to meet with the academic people and that was real good," said Sturdivant. "I enjoyed it."

Two weekends ago, Sturdivant officially visited co-finalist Florida and said he was blown away. With official visits to both of his finals schools under his belt, the next step for Sturdivant is to make his final decision.

"Probably the next couple of weeks [I'll decide]," said Sturdivant. "No deadline, yet. Probably before the end of the season [I'll decide]."

Currently, things are "about even" between the Tar Heels and Gators.

"[At North Carolina], I just like the atmosphere down there," said Sturdivant. "[They have a] great campus, great coaches – just everything.

"Florida, I like the coaches, they have good tradition down there, [and] good atmosphere."

When it comes down to it, Sturdivant is looking for the ultimate comfort level.

"[The determining factor is] where I feel most comfortable at," said Sturdivant. "I feel like I fit in at both places. It's going to be a hard decision."

Despite what many believe, Sturdivant revealed that how well a team performs this season will have little impact on his decision.

"[Win-loss record] is not really a factor," said Sturdivant. "North Carolina, they have good coaches, things are going to change. You've just got to be patient. They just got to keep playing."

In the meantime, Sturdivant's focus is on his senior football season, in which he has led Oakboro (N.C.) West Stanly to a 5-3 record from the quarterback position.

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