Wednesday, March 20, 2013
For 2014 WR Quinn, seeing is believing
By Gary Laney
2014 WR Trey Quinn continues to put up big numbers on the high school level.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The numbers accumulated by 2014 wide receiver Trey Quinn (Lake Charles, La./Barbe) are hard to believe at first glance.
In three seasons playing in Louisiana's highest enrollment class, he has 245 catches -- just under 82 per season -- for 4,552 yards. In the process, he has caught 47 touchdowns, which comes to just under 16 a season.
If he has another season like 2012, when he had 2,094 yards receiving, he'll beat Dorial Green-Beckham's national career receiving record of 6,447 yards.
Yet, there are always doubters. Is he a "system" player in a high-powered offense? Is he a possession receiver?
Quinn's working on putting those questions to bed. Like last summer when he ran a 4.39 40-yard dash (hand-timed) at the LSU camp. LSU coaches weren't expecting that kind of speed, so they had him run it again. He repeated the time.
And this spring, Quinn has ditched his former favorites sport, baseball, to concentrate on football training and building his speed through participation in track and field. In his first-ever 100-meter dash at a high school meet, he ran a 10.7, hand-timed 100 meters at a meet in Lafayette, La., last weekend (adjusted to an official 10.83 to account for the typical difference between hand-timed and electronic times).
There was no question about the production. This spring, he's out to show that he has the "measureables" that go with it. His father said his son is up to 200 pounds and is working on his speed.
"I am hopeful that when it warms up and he gets in better track shape that he can improve on that time even more," said Dave Quinn, Trey's father.
Dave Quinn is an LSU grad and the assumption has been that his son will eventually pick LSU.
That hasn't stopped others from offering Quinn said his father, who handles most correspondences about his sons' recruitment.
Trey Quinn has recently added an offer from Texas. His list already includes schools from every major conference in college football.
He's not the only Louisiana player in that boat. He's one of four Louisiana receives on the ESPN Watch List. He'll compete with John Curtis star Malachi Dupre, New Orleans Karr prospect Speedy Noil and Monroe's Ouachita's Cameron Sims to be considered the best prospect in one of the state's deepest wide receiver classes in recent history.
Clearly, no other receiver in the class matches his production. Now, he's out to show that he has the physical talent to match the other prospects.
At his first track meet of the season, he took a step in that direction.