April 11, 2010

Elite WR visiting for A-Day

Quarterback Phillip Sims was among the crown jewels of Alabama's 2010 recruiting class and now the Crimson Tide is pursuing Sims' Chesapeake (VA) Oscar Smith teammate Quinta Funderburke for the class of 2011. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound wide receiver was Sims' go-to target last season with the two hooking up for 62 receptions for 1,150 yards and 12 touchdowns. Funderburke has already received offers from nine major programs, including a recent addition from another SEC school.

"Arkansas offered me last week so I've got a pretty good list of schools at this point," said Funderburke. "I'm still open to anybody at this point. I'm just in that stage of learning about all the schools and figuring out what's most important to me when it comes to choosing a place to play."

After an early week visit to Syracuse, Funderburke will be heading to Tuscaloosa this weekend to attend Alabama's A-Day spring game.

"I'm excited about going down to A-Day. It will be cool to get a chance to see Phillip play but also it's a good opportunity for me to learn more about the program. I really don't know a whole lot about Alabama at this point. I've talked to Phillip about it and he says it's really great and that's everybody is completely focused on winning championships. I know enough about Alabama at this point to really like them but I still have a lot I want to learn and hopefully this weekend I will get a better picture of what it's like."

Funderburke plans to continue taking visits throughout the spring and summer but has no ideas yet on when he might feel comfortable narrowing down his list, which also includes Clemson, Florida, Maryland, North Carolina, Penn State, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

"Like I said, I'm really still open to anyone right now. I don't feel like I'm anywhere near making a decision but that could change at anytime. I think this is just going to have to be something that I figure out as I go along and when it feels right, I will make a decision."

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