Scouting Report: Shaquille Quarterman, ILB, Miami

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Orange Park, FL | 6002 | 240 | 4.68E | 2020

Hard-hitting field general who brings a tough-minded mentality with his leadership and poise, to go along with all the intangibles. Possesses extremely quick closing quickness and great strength—has been known to create fumbles. In addition to the confidence he instills in his teammates by the way he conducts himself, he shows great multi-directional change of direction with the ability to cover and has tremendous read/react instincts. Excellent vision; he gets after it sideline-to-sideline and north to south. Has been dominant at every level and became the first true freshman to start at middle linebacker since Dan Morgan in 1998, starting all of the 13 games. He finished with 84 total tackles (10 for loss), a team-best eight quarterback hurries, three and a half sacks and a fumble recovery, earning Freshman All-American and receiving All-ACC honors. “He has great characteristics of a leader,” head coach Mark Richt said of his leadership skills. “He works hard. He studies. He behaves. He does all the things you would want a leader to do, and I think he has gained the respect of our team.”

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2016: Delivered dominant freshman season, starting all 13 games and finishing second on team with 84 tackles (43 solo)…Earned Freshman All-America recognition from ESPN, Pro Football Focus and 247Sports…Third-team All-ACC selection by ACC coaches and Honorable Mention All-ACC recognition from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA)…Ranked third on team with 10.0 tackles for loss (39 yards) and finished with 3.5 sacks…Had team-best eight quarterback hurries…Added one pass breakup and scored one defensive touchdown on fumble recovery.

High School: Consensus four-star prospect by ESPN, Rivals, 247Sports and Scout… Earned Florida Times-Union Defensive Player of the Year honors in final year…Recorded eye-popping totals of 412 tackles, 23.5 TFLs, six sacks, two interceptions, four forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries and eight PBUs over four-year varsity career…Chose Miami over offers from Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Penn State, among others.

Rick Serritella

Established in 2002, NFL Draft Bible Founder Ric Serritella began his independent scouting service as a publication used by all 32 NFL teams. Eventually, it would evolve into an online scouting resource that reaches millions of people each month. An early adaptor to technology, the NFL Draft Bible produced the first ever livestream video show and live podcast on location from the NFL Draft. The NFL Draft Bible network extends to professional football leagues all over the world and includes general managers, executives, scouts, coaches, agents, trainers, advisors, along with other media outlets and draftniks. In addition to owning the NFL Draft Bible, Serritella has also served as executive producer of the T.Ocho Show (2010) on NBC Sports, producer for The Mike & The Mad Dog Show (2002) on YES Network, producer for NFL Now with Mike Francesa, one of the only nationally syndicated NFL shows at that time (2003), producer on ESPN Hollywoood (2005) and helped start up the Wall Street Journal YouTube channel (2007). He has interviewed the likes of Donald Trump, Roger Goodell, Archie Manning, Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson, Danica Patrick, Venus Williams, Howard Stern, Don King, Jay-Z, Madonna, Bon Jovi and hundreds of other celebrities/athletes. Other involvements include helping build the fiber-optic system for MLB Network during his time as manager at HTN Communications, writing for USA TODAY, working for CBS and AEG Live. Since 2015, he has served as the Director of Media for the Parabolic Performance NFL Draft Prep program. In 2017, Serritella served as the Director of Player Personnel for the College Gridiron Showcase & Symposium. A graduate of Johnson & Wales University (JWU) in Providence, RI, Serritella earned a B.A. in Sports Entertainment & Event Management and was honored with the Inaugural Sports Entertainment & Event Management Success Board Achievement Award by the school in 2009. While attending JWU, he interned for the New England Patriots and ESPN X-Games. A proud member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Serritella currently resides in his home state of New Jersey.

One thought on “Scouting Report: Shaquille Quarterman, ILB, Miami

  • May 29, 2018 at 10:51 am
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    Shaquille Quarterman would be the perfect draft pick in 2019 he will be the inside linebacker for the Steelers in 2019 he will add more speed and quickness to the defense and he can also help stop the run and pass in the slot area and put pressure up the middle

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