Quinn gearing up for LSU visit

Things are starting to pick up in the world of recruiting for 2014 Barbe receiver Trey Quinn. The junior already has an LSU offer in hand, and he talks to TSD's Austin Cooper about coming to campus for January's Boys from the Boot event.

Following his junior season, Barbe High School receiver Trey Quinn has seen his recruitment pick up steam. The 6-1 190-pound Class of 2014 prospect had a season to remember for Barbe in 2012, compiling 2,094 yards and 26 touchdowns in the Bucs' run to an appearance in the 5A State Championship game.

Quinn, to this point, has already collected numerous scholarship offers, including one from his home-state LSU Tigers. While he hasn't received any new offers since his season ended, Quinn explained that he is receiving strong interest from a couple of new schools.

"I still have the same offers," Quinn told TSD. "But, new interest is coming in from Stanford and Notre Dame. Stanford is coming in January to visit my high school. It's still early with those two schools. They like me and Stanford is a great academic school, which is why they are coming to my school to look at my grades."

While he is receiving new interest from several schools, Quinn said that he is still in constant contact with the LSU staff. Regardless of the fact that he doesn't plan to visit schools until the summer, Quinn will be visiting LSU for their annual Boys from the Boot Junior Day in January, mainly to get some face time with the coaching staff of the Tigers.

"Things with LSU are going well," said Quinn. "It's still just regular contact. I'm going to be visiting for the Boys from the Boot thing in January. I've been on plenty of visits there, now it's just more of communicating with the coaches and listening to what they have to say."

Quinn admitted that he never thought it would take this long for him to make a choice on which college he would attend after he concludes his high school career. Even though that is the case, there have been a lot of surprises for Quinn throughout the recruiting process.

That being said, Quinn isn't quite sure where things will stand after his next visit to Baton Rouge. The goal for Quinn is to make a decision that he will have no second thoughts about, something that is very important to a player that doesn't believe in a decommitment.

"I haven't put any thought into committing to any school," said Quinn. "I don't know if I will leave LSU committed or not (after Boys from the Boot). It is taking a lot longer for me to decide than I thought it would.

"It's been overwhelming because I didn't think I would have an offer from LSU this early. I just want to make sure that I make the right choice that I can stick with because I will not decommit at any point."

With Quinn not having made a decision, he has had a chance to build his relationships with the LSU coaching staff. With family ties to the LSU staff, Quinn sees Baton Rouge as a place that could feel like home. The family atmosphere presented to him by the LSU staff is also something that intrigues Quinn.

"I talk to Coach [Adam] Henry a lot," said Quinn. "We have family ties to Coach Henry. He played for my grandfather. I'm also close with Coach [Steve] Ensminger and I'm close friends with Coach [Les] Miles' son. I'm very close with all of them because it is such a family atmosphere there. It's a perfect combination."

There is also another aspect of LSU that excites Quinn. If he were to commit to the Tigers, it would allow him to, once again, step on the field with high school teammate and close friend Desean Smith. Quinn also explained that he is hoping to rely on Smith, in some capacity, when making his final college decision.

"It would be awesome to play with him," said Quinn. We are very close teammates and our families are very close. We are like brothers. We have played together since middle school. It would be amazing to play with him on that stage.

"It might be a deciding factor. I want to get a chance to talk to him about what life is like at LSU. It could be for the good or bad, but we will just have to wait and see."

It has been rumored for several months that two programs stand out to Quinn, in LSU and Texas A&M. However, according to Quinn, there are more schools in the mix for his signature now, given that he has had a chance to build relationships with college coaching staffs.

"I don't necessarily have a top list of schools," said Quinn. "People are going to suspect that it is LSU and Texas A&M. I've gotten a lot closer with other staffs, though. The plan is to just wait it out and see what God has planned for me."

In the perfect situation, Quinn would like to have his decision out of the way already. While that may the case, Quinn does have a tentative plan on when he would like to make his decision. However, that could change as well, being that Quinn will make the choice when he feels it is the right time.

"I'd like to do it before my senior year starts," said Quinn. "I want to get the pressure and thought off of me. I'm not sure if I will be ready then. I will make that choice when the time is right."

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