In-state standout offensive lineman Pierce Quick picks Alabama

Alabama picked up a big piece in the 2019 class over the weekend with in-state offensive line prospect Pierce Quick, who reflects on wanting to play for Alabama for more than a decade.

The Alabama Crimson Tide offered Pierce Quick a scholarship on February 25 and it virtually locked down his recruitment.

A class of 2019 standout on the offensive line, the rising junior prospect held off pulling the trigger for weeks before giving word to the coaching staff over the last few days and officially committing to Nick Saban on Saturday.

"I've gone to a lot of top schools in the country and I haven't seen a school that I think is better than Alabama," he said. "Growing up an Alabama fan, it came down to that it's been my dream to play there since I was five years old. I honestly started thinking, 'what am I waiting on?' I love the coaches there, I love everything about there. 

"The day that they offered me, I wanted to right then. It was so hard, honestly, and I wanted to see other schools, but I've kind of known since then."

Quick, who amassed double-digit scholarship offers following a breakout sophomore season at Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville High School, selected the in-state power over offers from AuburnLSUGeorgiaTennesseeOregon and several others. 

But would he have jumped on board so early if not for he and his family's longtime fandom of the Crimson Tide program?

The newest pledge says yes. 

"Even if I hadn't grown up a fan, I feel like I would still be making this decision right now," he said. "After going there so many times and seeing how great it is, I mean, they're the top at everything. Everything they do, they want to be the best, and I love that.

"Even if I didn't grow up wanting to do it, it would be my decision now."

Citing a year-long and "great" relationship with Alabama offensive line coach and fellow Hewitt-Trussville product Brent Key, the projected offensive tackle has contemplated what his role within the program's class of 2019 would be following his decision.

An active one.

"I will be a leader for my class, I will be trying to get every single person in the country to commit to Alabama," Quick said with a laugh. " (Fellow in-state 2019 offensive lineman) Clay Webb is number one on my list. Me and him are really good friends now. I've heard it before, that you meet some of your best friends during the recruiting process, so it's been good getting to know him a lot.

"I'm gonna be recruiting him hard to Alabama since now we're good friends."

Quick joins Bradenton (Fla.) IMG Academy athlete Trey Sanders on the Crimson Tide's class of 2019 verbal commitment list at this time. 

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