"Oh, wow, that's really awesome!" Qualls told Badger Nation. "I hadn't really been in contact with them but my coach said he was going to get in contact with him. That's really cool."
While Qualls – a 6-2, 265-pound jumbo athlete – was caught off guard by the offer, he isn't in the dark about what the Wisconsin football program has done the last two seasons. Describing himself as a ‘football junkie' where he can always be found watching college football on the weekends, Qualls did not need to be educated on the running back history at Wisconsin.
It's a similar style that works well for Qualls at his San Francisco area high school. Last season, Qualls finished with 76 tackles and four sacks on defense while adding 1,139 rushing yards and 215 receiving yards on offense. He even pulled a Montee Ball by passing for a touchdown, as well.
"I do whatever I can to pick up those extra few yards," said Qualls. "Whether it's running around somebody or running through somebody, that's OK. My goal is to break that last tackle and help my team."
"I just love that schools feel I am good enough to play at their school," said Qualls. "I would have been fine with just two or three offers, but all the schools that offered me are great schools."
Qualls' big body gives coaching staffs some options. He's been offered mostly as an athlete, as schools are looking at him to either fill a position at running back, fullback or, potentially, the defensive line. Qualls plays fullback and on the defensive line for Casa Grande and while he would prefer to play on the line, he'd be open to whichever for the school he feels is the best fit.
"Whatever coaches I decide to play for, I know they'll know best of what position I should play," said Qualls.
When he's not running over opponents, Qualls is pinning them, recording a 29-8 record this season as a high school heavyweight wrester and qualifying for the state tournament. When that's done, he'll hit the road.
"I have a family in a lot of these states, so I'll be able to stay with them while I check out the schools and the coaches," said Qualls. "I have family in the Midwest, in Arizona, in Oregon and a few other places. I would love to visit Wisconsin and all the schools that have offered me. I am an open-minded person about everything."