Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville offensive lineman Pierce Quick is easily the hottest class of 2019 college football prospect in Alabama at this time.
He has picked up plenty of momentum since his sophomore season as a Husky ended and it has upticked even more in the New Year with programs like Auburn, Tennessee, Memphis, UAB and Jacksonville State on his offer list. But on Saturday, he hit a trifecta of additional scholarship offers.
The first came while on a junior day visit to Alabama, the program he grew up following the closest.
"It was great because I never really get to talk to coach (Nick) Saban," he said. "It was incredible and for him to offer me himself, it was like a childhood dream come true, honestly. He said, 'aight now look, we're gonna offer you a scholarship here and you're gonna be able to play here.'
"Then he just talked about the academics there and he talked about the process. That to me means getting up early, going to workouts, still having to go to school, then coming back -- and winning."
Spending time with nearly all of the Crimson Tide coaches on staff during the long junior day, which featured well over 100 college football prospects on campus in Tuscaloosa, Quick's time with his potential position coach at the next level resonated most.
"Coach (Brent) Key, obviously, because he's my position coach and recruiting guy," he said. "We already had a good relationship and I really like him. He graduated from Trussville, he's just from around here and he's been talking to me for a long time so it just helps to build a relationship."
A frequent visitor to UA, there isn't much new for the sophomore standout to learn of campus, the facilities or even the coaching staff. But holding each Iron Bowl offer less than halfway through his high school career is a big deal.
"It's a blessing, it definitely makes me feel great to have the childhood goal accomplished but it really won't affect me because I want to go somewhere that's one big family," Quick said. "I don't really know what schools yet but I have thought about it, sooner or later I'll have to start slimming down a little bit."
Before the big Saturday of scholarship offers, Tennessee was latest to pull the trigger for one of the best in 'Bama for the 2019 cycle.
"I really like Tennessee and would really love to get on campus and see it because I've never been," he said. "It was a big-time offer for sure. They had called my coach and I talked to them on the phone through my coach, it was coach (Tommy) Thigpen.
"We had talked a little, but not much. We plan to talk a lot more now."
Quick, who will look to visit Mississippi and Clemson in the coming week before trips to LSU and Memphis later this spring, also added offers from Texas State and the Oregon Ducks Saturday following the in-state extension.
There's a sense of familiarity with the flashy program despite its distance from central Alabama.
"It was (Mario) Cristobal and Oregon is a great school, I definitely will be on campus sometime!" he said. "We talked a lot when he was at 'Bama. I really like him, he's a great person and coach."
In addition to the busy spring visit slate, Quick intends on participating at noted Nike, Under Armour and Adidas football camps as well.