Alabama offensive line commitment Pierce Quick works with future coach Brent Key at camp

Alabama commitment Pierce Quick got his first taste of offensive line coach Brent Key during multiple camp sessions.

Pierce Quick is one of the most familiar college football recruits around when it comes to the Alabama Crimson Tide

The class of 2019 offensive lineman is a lifelong fan, has been committed to the program since April, is an in-state recruit from Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville and has been heralded as a recruit turning into a recruiter with his decision made. 

The 6-foot-5, 280 pound prospect has visited Tuscaloosa plenty of times, but the last few days on campus have been different than the rest. Quick camped at Alabama as a pledge and got to work with Brent Key, the assistant coach who leads his position and came from the same high school program he will.

"That was really awesome," he said. "I went to camp last year but I wasn't in the good group or anything, but I talked to coach Key because he graduated from the same high school as me. But they weren't truly recruiting me. 

"This time was the first time for him to truly coach me while I was doing stuff. That was awesome, getting to feel what's its like to be coached by him."

The first coaching impression Quick has of his future offensive line coach was not a surprising one. 

"He really doesn't even change that much because I've known him so long, he's kind of the same," he said. "But when you mess up, he's gonna teach you how to do it, he's not just like a guy whose gonna scream at you and yell at you -- he's a teacher.

"If you mess up he's gonna say, 'hey, you need to do this' and he hopes that you fix it."

Updated feedback went from former Husky to current Husky Quick, who will open up as a four-star recruit once Scout releases its initial top 300 in the class of 2019. 

"I had a pretty good performance during one-on-ones, it wasn't my best day but it wasn't my worst day either, so I did pretty good," he said. "My hands, and I've been working on them a lot. My hand placement has been my main struggle this spring so I'm trying to work on it. 

"My feet were really good, they were fast, my sets were really good, my mechanics are really good. Core is another thing I need to work on but he said my anchor was good." 

Working at both left and right offensive tackle through multiple sessions, the rising junior spent some time with many coaches under Nick Saban during his latest trip to campus. 

"I talked to all of them really, I talked to Saban for a little bit," Quick said. "We don't even talk recruiting anymore, we just talk and joke a little bit. And then when I left he said coach Key had a good time working with me and he was happy to see me working with coach."

Many uncommitted recruits were able to make it to campus while the in-state pledge was on hand and he made it a point to connect with several top prospects while in town. Four-star offensive tackle Penei Sewell, four-star pass rusher Cameron Latu and fellow in-state prospect Allen Love, a defensive tackle, all spent some time with Quick. 

Other college football programs continue to recruit one of the state's best, notably MichiganMiami (Fl) and Oregon, but he has no concrete plans to visit any of those campuses going forward. He will compete at an Adidas event over the weekend and return for two more camp sessions in Tuscaloosa this summer. 

"I'm 100 percent committed," Quick said. "Every time I go there my commitment gets more and more solid." 

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