Sturdivant, a 6-foot-3 220-pound jumbo athlete from Oakboro (N.C.) West Stanly, officially visited Gainesville on September 30th and Chapel Hill on October 13th.
On the heels of John Bunting's termination, Sturdivant verbally committed to the Gators.
"I thought Florida was the best fit for me, but really Carolina was the best fit for me and that would the best place for me," said Sturdivant. "All along I felt like I wanted to go to Carolina – that's just where I wanted to go."
According to Sturdivant, he will be signing a National Letter of Intent with the Tar Heels come February.
Friday, Sturdivant leads West Stanly into the second round of the NCHSAA 2AA Playoffs against Marshville (N.C.) Forest Hills. From his quarterback position, Sturdivant has guided West Stanly to a 9-3 record.