Trussville, Ala.--Even though he is still a sophomore at Hewitt-Trussville High, 6-5, 280 offensive tackle and class of 2019 prospect Pierce Quick already had a trio of offers from Jacksonville State, UAB and Memphis before taking a Sunday visit to check out the Auburn Tigers.
Getting to see the campus and talk with Coach Gus Malzahn as well as Auburn Offensive Line Coach Herb Hand, Quick said the trip went great and ended with the best possible news of an offer from the Tigers.
“Honestly, it was crazy to get my first SEC offer,” Quick said. “It has always been a dream of mine to play at a top program like Auburn. To have the opportunity to play at a school like that is great.
“It really means a lot because to have an SEC program like that offer me this early is crazy. Honestly, it’s going to kick-start my recruiting.
“They said they liked my aggression and how I play," Quick pointed out. "They said I’m athletic for an offensive lineman. I thought it was pretty cool to have Coach Malzahn himself offer me.”
The only football prospect visitor in Auburn on Sunday, Quick said it felt good to have one-on-one time with the coaches and really get to know them as well as check out the campus. He said the most impressive part of the campus for him was the South Donahue Residence Hall as well as seeing Jordan-Hare Stadium.
“It was great,” Quick said. “Honestly, that helped me out a lot because it was just me and my family and the coaches. They got to show me everything themselves. We got to take our time and it was just a fun time overall. I have never really gotten to see Auburn like I did on Sunday.”
Teammates with Auburn 2017 signee Noah Igbinoghene, Quick said having the talented wide receiver on the Plains is something that definitely works in the Tigers’ favor moving forward.
“It would be pretty cool to be able to team up with Noah again,” Quick said. “That would be awesome. Noah is one of my good friends and a great leader. It would be cool to play with him again.
Planning to be back in Auburn for the A-Day Game on April 18, Quick said he will visit Alabama this coming weekend with trips to Clemson on March 4 and LSU on March 18 also in the works.