NORFOLK, Va. – Norfolk State head football coach Latrell Scott bolstered his receiving corps with the addition of transfer wideout Quinta Funderburk, who has signed a grant-in-aid to play for the Spartans.
The 6-3, 200-pound Funderburk, who last played at Syracuse University, has one year of eligibility remaining.
Funderburk, a native of Chesapeake, Va. and former star at Oscar Smith High School, has spent the last three years at Syracuse. He originally signed with Arkansas after his high school career.
“Quinta gives us another big, athletic target in our passing game,” Scott said. “We’re glad he has the opportunity to come home and finish his college career.”
Funderburk enrolled at Arkansas in the spring of 2011 but did not play for the Razorbacks during the 2011 season. He then transferred to Syracuse, where he sat out the 2012-13 year per NCAA transfer rules. Funderburk played in 12 games over the last two seasons for the Orange, catching three passes for 50 yards.
Funderburk earned his bachelor’s degree in child and family studies from Syracuse earlier this summer.
At Oscar Smith, Funderburk made 65 catches for 1,464 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior in 2010. He was named to the VirginiaPreps.com all-state first team and was an All-Tidewater first-team pick by the Virginian-Pilot, as well. Funderburk was part of Oscar Smith’s VHSL Group 6A state championship team as a sophomore in 2008, and made 62 catches for 1,150 yards and 12 scores while helping the Tigers reach the state semifinals as a junior in 2009.
Courtesy: NSU Athletics