Wednesday, February 5, 2014
ATH Michiah Quick headed to Sooners
By Damon Sayles and Tom Luginbill
Oklahoma recently took over the top spot in the Big 12 class rankings, and it padded its lead Wednesday when ESPN 300 athlete Michiah Quick (Fresno, Calif./Central East) gave his verbal pledge to the Sooners. He confirmed his choice on Twitter.
The No. 6 player in the state of California and the No. 9 athlete in the country, Quick chose Oklahoma over Notre Dame, Alabama, USC and several other programs. He is No. 75 in the ESPN 300.
ESPN 300 athlete Michiah Quick will likely be a receiver at Oklahoma.
What he brings: Quick is a smooth and flexible glider who does not look like he is moving all that fast, but he has great speed and is very flexible through the hips. He possesses natural ball skills and quick hands. On offense, he can play inside or outside and is terrific in the motion run game out of the backfield. He’s quick, shifty and explosive. Quick has terrific vision and patience as a runner. He has excellent initial burst to and through the hole and displays very impressive jump-cut ability, along with the burst to get to the second level.
Who he reminds us of: Oregon RB De'Anthony Thomas. Quick is an explosive weapon who can create, produce and be a potential difference-maker at more than one position and in different roles. He has some of Thomas’ traits, only Quick’s frame is not as thin.
Potential freshman impact: Quick needs to redshirt and mature, in our opinion. He possesses a lot of natural gifts and the skill set physically to play, but he has some development and growing up to do.
How he fits: At 6 feet and 170 pounds, Quick is one of those players who can line up at almost any skill position and be successful. While he could successfully play cornerback, look for Quick to see time at receiver for Oklahoma, further enhancing an already solid receiver group. His quickness off the ball, coupled with his great footwork, makes him a dangerous special teams option as well.