Quarles talks about first two offers

One of the top wideouts in the California JC system this year is Santa Rosa's Aubrey Quarles (6-2, 195). He's still getting tons of mail and recently received his first two offers and now he's concentrating on what he needs to do to be the offensive threat he knows he can be.

"I think I had a really good spring," Quarles said. "I wanted to get stronger and faster and I'm still working on both, but I know I've put on some good muscle. I was hovering around 190 most of the year, but with my workouts and stuff like that I'm right at 195 now and I'm just much stronger already."

Recently California and Kansas State, both of whom attended several Santa Rosa practices, made it known to Quarles that they are very interested in what he brings to the table and they joined LSU, Oregon State and Arizona State as schools that have increased their attention on the Bear Cubs' outstanding wide receiver.

While those schools are making contact, two schools have already stepped forward with offers.

"Arizona and Minnesota both have offered me and I've already been researching them a lot," Quarles said. "Arizona has a whole new offensive staff and they run five-wide and that's really big because I could go in there and play right away.

"Their coaches are pretty cool and I really like the spread and wide open attack. I could catch a lot of balls in that offense.

"Minnesota has a new head coach and coach (Tim) Brewster knew me back in high school and said he loved my game and said I would fit right in to what they are building up there. They have some real good players up there and they are going to run a five-wide too so that's definitely a plus for them as well."

In 2006, Quarles put up big numbers – 70 catches for 1,100 yards and 12 touchdowns – and he expects to team up with pre-season All-American QB Greg Alexander to put up even better numbers this fall.

"It makes my job pretty easy when he's back there throwing it around," Quarles said. "He's a great teammate and a really good quarterback. I think we'll put up some really big numbers this year."

Quarles expects to graduate in December and will have three years to play two wherever he ends up.

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