For USF Quarterback Quinton Flowers the journey stardom hasn’t been easy.
The former four star athlete out of Miami Jackson high school, has dealt with more adversity at his young age than most people will face in their lifetime.
Flowers grew up in the streets of Liberty City, which isn’t your everyday area to travel by due to the constant violence. When Flowers was 7 his father, Nathaniel Flowers, was shot and killed outside of their home. When he was a junior in high school his mother Nolita died of cancer, which was something his older brother Nathaniel Jr. & older sister Shanay have had to overcome.
For someone like Quinton, to go through so much adversity at such a young age, it shows how much toughness he really has. Quinton is a kid that won’t fold under pressure and know’s how to deal with difficult situations.
Quinton’s uncle Nick Maan has played the father role for him & his two older siblings. Before his mother died, she asked Nick for a special request.
To move in with him.
Once with his uncle, Quinton didn’t let the death of his mother bring him down. Flowers became star at Miami Jackson High School, and a national recruit with the likes of Alabama, Florida, Miami, Nebraska & Tennessse interested in him.
Quinton racked up 6,042 passing yards and 2,002 rushing yards with 32 touchdowns in his career that featured two trips to the playoffs.
But Quinton wanted to play quarterback and saw his opportunity at USF to compete for a starting job.
“If the kid wanted to play DB he could have went anywhere in the nation to play,” said USF running backs coach Telly Lockette, a Miami native who recruited Quinton. “He wanted to play quarterback. He’s following his dream and that’s what he wants to do. That’s a big reason he came here. Coach T said he’d give him an opportunity to play and he’s a kid that’s loyal.”
Quinton looks to lead the Bulls to victory Friday as they face the (4-0) Memphis Tigers
Final Prediction: The USF Offense performs well against Memphis, Quinton Flowers throws for 3 TD and passes for 250 yards, but the defense can’t stop Memphis offense. They simply don’t have the horses.
Final Score: Memphis 41 USF 34