Trinity High School star James Quick will play college football for Louisville.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – University of Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater didn't need any additional help to be positioned for a remarkable junior season. But he's getting some anyway.
Kentucky Mr. Football James Quick, the best receiver in Trinity High School history, committed to the University of Louisville Saturday at the US Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio.
Quick was named MVP at the game, where he had three catches for 71 yards and a 30-yard kickoff return. One of his receptions was for a 34-yard touchdown.
Quick is fast, relentless, reliable and a creative playmaker. He runs superb routes, locks in on the football and has as amazing ability to create angles toward the end zone. There is a reason that Ohio State, Oregon, Cincinnati, Arkansas and so many other schools have been pursuing him since he was a freshman at Trinity.
Quick ran a 10.7 100 meters and 20.94 200 meters for Trinity last season. He is a football player who runs track, not a sprinter trying to play football. There is a difference.
Quick joins a Louisville receiving group that will also include Eli Rogers, DeVante Parker, Charles Gaines, Michaelee Harris, Damian Copeland and others for next season.
With Bridgewater throwing to them, this group will start the 2013 ranked as one of the best collection of receivers in college football. Rogers is a terrific possession receiver who works well with Bridgewater, his former high school teammate. Parker, a product of Louisville Ballard, has the size to make tough catches in the red zone. Gaines and Copeland made a number of big plays in 2012.
Quick has the talent to eventually be the best player in the group. He also has the skills to contribute on special teams. He is the best all-around prospect to stay home and play for U of L since Michael Bush (Male) and Brian Brohm (Trinity).
Prior to the Cards' 33-23 Sugar Bowl victory over Florida, Louisville ranked 24th national in passing yards, averaging 296.1 yards per game. The Cards averaged 12.5 yards per completion, which ranked 46th.