Quinn: Mettenberger looked like NFL QB


BATON ROUGE, La. -- One thing Trey Quinn loves to do when making one of his frequent trips to visit LSU, is meet the famous former players.

Louisiana's leading prep receiver from Lake Charles, La./Barbe and a member of the ESPN Watch List for the 2014 signing class, Quinn was excited about having his photo taken with a former Tiger, New Orleans Saints WR Devery Henderson, during an unofficial visit to see LSU during Saturday's 21-17 loss to Alabama.

"He has met a lot of those guys and really respects and admires them," Quinn's father, Dave Quinn, said in an email, the Quinns' preferred way to discuss their son's recruitment.

While Trey Quinn loves to meet the pros, Dave Quinn reported his son thought he was watching another future pro at quarterback.

"He thought (Zach Mettenberger) looked like an NFL quarterback and made some big-time throws," Dave Quinn said. "He loved the catch by (Jarvis) Landry for the TD and the sideline catch by (Odell) Beckham in particular."

He loved to see the pitch-and-catch not just because, as one of the most prolific pass catchers to ever play Louisiana prep football, he loves watching a good passing game. Although Dave Quinn is an LSU graduate and life-long Tigers fan who often refers to LSU as "we" in his emails, Quinn said his son is being pragmatic in his approach to recruiting.

He is being recruited by several major powers and Texas A&M and Ole Miss, who have offered Quinn, are selling him on their potentially high-powered passing games.

"I think he is paying close attention to everybody's offense," Dave Quinn said, "and where he thinks he will best fit in."

That made Saturday a win for LSU in the eyes of Trey Quinn, who made the trip with his mother, the daughter of former Louisiana-Monroe and McNeese State head coach Bobby Keasler. Trey's high school teammate, 2013 LSU tight end commit Desean Smith, also made the trip.

With Mettenberger going 24-for-35 for 298 yards, Quinn got to see LSU's passing attack come into its own against the nation's No. 1 pass offense. Between the passing attack and the Tiger Stadium atmosphere, Trey Quinn walked away impressed, his dad said.

"Trey was thrilled at the atmosphere, said it was even louder than the South Carolina game," Dave wrote, referring to another game where Trey made an official visit. "And he was very impressed with the game plan the coaches came up with."