Quinton Schooley played tackle in junior college and was a middle linebacker in high school. On Saturday, the 6-4, 285-pound sophomore will start at center for N.C. State.
Schooley has made a quick transition in positions and from Butler Community College in Kansas to N.C. State. Joe Thuney, the starter at center in the spring before Schooley enrolled, struggled with the consistency of the shotgun snaps in State's up-tempo offense. Schooley's development allows Thuney to move over to right guard for Saturday's opener against Louisiana Tech.