Va. WR Makes First College Visit

Quinta Funderburk made his first true recruiting trip a couple of weekends back when he was among the group of Tidewater-area recruits to visit North Carolina.

"I've always liked the school," Funderburk said of UNC. "I just wanted to visit to see how it was and visit Todd [Harrelson] and watch him play."

Funderburk, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound wide receiver from Chesapeake (Va.) Smith, made the trip with teammate Raysean Richardson and Richardson's uncle. Fellow Tidewater area recruits Travis Hughes, Demetrius Nicholson, Daquan Romero, Caleb Taylor, and Mason Thomas also joined them on campus.

"It went well," Funderburke said. "I liked it a lot. I liked their receiver coach – I got to talk to him a lot. I saw the way their practice went – it was exciting and they breeze through it."

During the visit, Funderburk had several conversations with Harrelson, a sophomore wide receiver at UNC. The two were teammates at Smith during Funderburk's freshman season.

"He was like ‘It's fun here. It's the place to be,'" Funderburk said. "He said everything is cool there."

Funderburk also had a long conversation with Charlie Williams, UNC's wide receiver coach.

"He was just telling me they need a big time receiver," Funderburk said. "He was telling me how [Greg] Little was leaving after next year. That's their big time receiver. They need help replacing him and that could be me."

Besides watching practice and spending time with Harrelson and Williams, Funderburk's visit included a campus tour.

"I liked it a lot," Funderburk said. "It was my first time being around a college atmosphere."

On April 17, Funderburk will make his second recruiting trip – Alabama's Spring Game.

With the lack of recruiting visits, Funderburk is reluctant to label any schools his favorite.

A dozen schools have offered Funderburk a scholarship, including Alabama, Clemson, Connecticut, Florida, Maryland, UNC, Penn State, Virginia, and Virginia Tech.

Last season was Funderburk's first as a starter for Smith. Playing with a five-star quarterback in Phillip Sims, who signed with Alabama, Funderburk accumulated 68 receptions for 1,250 yards and 12 touchdowns on the season.

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