James Quick to Louisville: Cardinals Land Top-Ranked Football Recruit

Ben Chodos@bchodosCorrespondent IIJanuary 5, 2013

Photo credit: Courier-Journal
Photo credit: Courier-Journal

After attracting interest from schools across the nation, highly-touted wide receiver James Quick has decided to play out his collegiate career at Louisville, according to Brandon Huffman of Scout.com


Louisville (Ky.) Trinity receiver James Quick has committed to hometown Louisville...

— Brandon Huffman (@BrandonHuffman) January 5, 2013


Rivals.com rated Quick as a 4-star prospect and the No. 2 player in all of Kentucky. The Trinity High School senior is ranked No. 14 nationally at his position and No. 114 overall.

The aptly named wideout is 6’1”, 180 pounds and was clocked in the 40-yard dash at 4.41 seconds, according to his Rivals profile.

He has used his physical skills to be remarkably productive throughout his high school career. The Courier-Journal’s Steve Jones notes that Quick owns the Kentucky record for most receptions in a high school career and finished his senior season with 85 catches, 1,413 yards and 16 touchdowns. 

The top programs across the country took notice, and Quick received offers from just about everybody. Louisville was determined not to let him out of its backyard and competed with teams such as Alabama, LSU, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Oklahoma and Oregon, according to ESPN.

However, Jones noted that the Cardinals, Buckeyes and Ducks were the front-runners to land the talented wide receiver.

Quick’s production also earned him an invite to the 2013 U.S. Army All-American Bowl

With the speed and size to be an elite wide receiver at the next level, it is unsurprising Quick attracted so much attention. He has the talent to be a star for the Cardinals, and he will certainly be a player to keep track of over the next four years.