Louisville (Ky.) Trinity wide receiver James Quick was in attendance, and leaving an impression on one of the biggest play- makers in the 2013 class made for the cherry on top to a perfect fall Saturday evening for Meyer.
"Yes, this definitely helps (Ohio State) out a lot," Quick told Jody Demling of CardinalAuthority.com. "I really liked it there, the atmosphere and everything. I would say that puts them up there with Louisville. They're now sitting right there at the top with Louisville."
Meyer has long spoken about the importance of finding a top wide?receiver for his 2013 class, and?Quick fits all the characteristics for the type of playmaker the head coach seeks.
The 6-2, 185-pounder has?been a regular at Louisville?games given the proximity of the university to his home, but Quick said the atmosphere at Ohio Stadium really left a lasting impression.
"It was so loud in there I could hardly hear myself think," he said. "I couldn't even talk to (teammate Reggie Bonnafon), it was so loud. There were a lot of people in the stadium. It was very exciting."
Quick is one of the main reasons Trinity has won back-to-back Class 6-A state titles in Kentucky and boasts a 32-game winning streak. As a senior, he already has 61 catches for 1,020 yards and 10 touchdowns through seven games.
Rated the No. 3 wide receiver in the nation by Scout.com, Quick is now second all- time in career receptions in state history and 11 behind Montrell Jones, who played high school football at Louisville Male. Jones went to Tennessee before transferring back to Louisville to finish his collegiate career.
Quick said that although Ohio State and Louisville are at the top of his list, he hasn't officially isolated leaders. The wide receiver plans to visit Oregon, and he's also considering Kentucky, Cincinnati and Tennessee.
In the meantime, Ohio State can rest easy knowing that they left an impression on the playmaker.
"I was really impressed," Quick said.