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James Quick is almost set on official visits

8/3/2012

James Quick's list off official visits this fall is coming into focus.

The nation's 57th overall prospect and ninth-best receiver from Louisville (Ky.) Trinity said he will definitely take official visits to Louisville, Ohio State and Oregon, the three schools he's primarily considering. He said he'll likely take official visits to Cincinnati and Kentucky as well.

Certainly, the Cardinals have Quick's heart on their side. Quick's father, Ronyae' Quick, played football for Louisville in the early 1990's.

"I've always grown up as a Louisville Cardinal fan and my dad also went there," Quick said. "I really like the way they've run their program. In a few years they should be pretty good."

Quick is perhaps the top priority for the Cardinals -- especially after they lost ESPN 300 defensive end prospect Jason Hatcher, who committed to Southern California last week. Hatcher said he nearly committed to Louisville months ago before visiting USC. Quick is the highest-rated prospect in Kentucky.

Despite Louisville's best efforts, another west-coast school could poach a top prospect from the Commonwealth. Oregon has certainly made an impression on Quick.

"I just like the fact that they run a spread offense and you can go in and work for a starting position early, especially as a receiver," Quick said. "You can get the ball to the playmakers' hands in no time (in Oregon's offense)."

Then, there's Ohio State. The Buckeyes have asserted themselves well in coach Urban Meyer's first class. He has certainly made an impression on Quick.

"Urban Meyer is a good guy," Quick said. "He's going to build a good program. Any team that he's on is going to be a good program. Urban Meyer is a very good coach."

Despite both of Quick's parents being standout high school athletes in Knoxville, Quick said Tennessee has not been a factor in his recruitment.

Quick said he would announce his decision in January.