Quick sets U of L visit; will decide Jan. 5

Trinity High School five-star wide receiver James Quick will make his second official visit this weekend. Quick, who has already been to Ohio State, will visit Louisville. He updated Cardinal Authority on his recruiting process.

Trinity High School wide receiver James Quick, the top prospects in the state of Kentucky, has said for months the University of Louisville is the leader among the schools still on his recruiting list.

On Tuesday night, Quick confirmed to Cardinal Authority that he will make an official visit to his "slight" leader this weekend and also confirmed that he will make his college decision on Jan. 5 during the U.S. Army All-American game.

"Slightly No. 1," Quick said about Louisville, noting Ohio State is "right there," and that he will also visit Kentucky, Tennessee and Oregon.

Quick said he hasn't set up any other visits but would take the other three sometime this month and "will be ready" to make his decision in San Antonio.

"I am just letting everything sink in," Quick said. "Me and my parents talk about it and I know I don't have that much time (until he makes a decision).

"This will probably be a weight lifted off me (when he makes a decision)."

Quick made his official visit to Ohio State last month. Ohio State had an assistant coach at Trinity's state championship game recently and had two coaches at the school's ceremony to celebrate the state title on Tuesday.

"They are good guys," Quick said about the Buckeyes.

U of L assistant coached Ron Dugans and Vance Bedford made an in-home visit this week and Quick said he told them "I was just ready to take my official visit and they told me I could come in whenever I wanted too."

Quick picked this weekend. He said he was going to talk with new offensive coordinator Neal Brown about when he was going to schedule his UK visit.

"(New UK coach Mark Stoops) brings a lot to the table," Quick said. ". . . It seems like an offense I could see myself playing in."

His parents are originally from Knoxville, Tenn., and Quick said he knows new coach Butch Jones, who was recruiting him at Cincinnati.

Quick said he wants to check out those schools and Oregon before making a decision. He suffered three broken ribs late in the season and said he isn't expecting to be playing basketball for a couple more weeks.

So, that will give him some extra time to think about his future.

"The perfect school is the school I can go in and play early, catch a few balls as a freshman and produce as a player," Quick said.

When asked if he was getting a little closer, Quick said "I am a little, sometimes."

Ranked as the No. 22 player in the Class of 2013 by Scout.com and the No. 2 wide receiver, Quick finished his senior season with 85 catches for 1,413 yards and 16 TDs.

For his career, Quick is the state's all-time receptions leader with 280 catches and ranks third in yards (4,434) and touchdowns (57). He helped Trinity to three straight Class 6-A state championships and is the only player in state history to catch a TD pass in four consecutive state title games.

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