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Qualls breaks down Big Ten offer

Elijah Qualls has talked to the Michigan coaching staff for a few weeks and Monday morning he was offered by the Wolverines, another major offer for the Casa Grande (Calif.) Petaluma athlete who's had a busy month.
The 6-foot-2, 260-pound prospect can play multiple positions on either side of the field and Qualls said he believes Michigan likes him as a defensive lineman.
"I'm assuming it's as a defensive lineman because they had me talk to the d-line coach," Qualls said.
"Michigan has big history so that was an awesome offer especially because it's more of an East Coast school. I didn't expect any East Coast teams to talk to me and then I got that one. They were showing me attention and I was really excited when they offered.
"I've been watching Michigan and they have had a lot of great players. Since they offered me I know I'm actually good enough to play somewhere like that so I'm excited about that offer from Michigan."
Prior to that Big Ten offer, Qualls received offers from Cal and UCLA and those are big ones as well.
He plans to return to Southern California in the coming months for a camp and fans of both programs can be sure that Qualls is going to strongly consider both the Golden Bears and Bruins.
"Any college that's interested in me I'm interested in them because any school could be the right school for me," Qualls said. "I'm excited about any scholarship. When Cal offered me that was cool because they've been recruiting me since my sophomore year.
"I went down to UCLA and I saw the campus and everything and the coaches were cool but I didn't think they were going to offer and then out of nowhere they did and that was awesome. I'm excited about both of them."
In total, Qualls lists offers from Arizona, Arizona State, Cal, Iowa State, Michigan, Oregon State, UCLA and Washington. He said Oregon and Boise State are showing more interest but he's not sure whether either school will offer.
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