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James Quick eyes OSU visit; has top 3

9/25/2012

INDIANAPOLIS -- Kept relatively quiet for most of the game against Cathedral, ESPN 150 receiver James Quick (Louisville/Trinity) showed in a matter of seconds in the fourth quarter why he is one of the country's most explosive playmakers.

On the first play of a drive that followed a Cathedral touchdown to cut Trinity's lead to 1, Quick caught a bubble screen behind the line of scrimmage and went 72 yards for a touchdown, putting the game out of reach.

"We've been running it in practice the last couple years and it's been a success, and once you see open daylight you've got to take it," said Quick, who finished with eight catches for 162 yards.

One of the hardest players to get a recruiting read on, Quick said he is looking at three programs: Louisville, Ohio State and Oregon. He plans to take official visits to all three, and he knows which program will get the first one.

"I'll probably take an official visit to Ohio State pretty soon," Quick said. "I'm not sure when, but I'll probably take one pretty soon."

The new coach at Ohio State is the biggest reason the Buckeyes are in the running for the 6-foot, 180-pound receiver.

"Urban Meyer, he's a good coach and really knows what do with his offense," he said.

It has long been thought to be a Louisville-Ohio State battle for Quick, but he said no one should count out the Ducks.

"They run a spread and they're one of the fastest teams I've ever seen on TV," said the four-star prospect, "and I really like what they do with their offense."

Quick wants to make a decision at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl on Jan. 5.