2012 Intro: R.J. Quick

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. --- Inside Carolina profiles junior R.J. Quick, a 5-foot-11, 180-pound wide receiver from Chapel Hill High School.

Scouting Report

"I refer to him as a ‘bell cow,'" Chapel Hill head coach Isaac Marsh said. "Pretty much, we try to get the ball in his hands and let him make a play athletically. He'll turn a hitch into a 70-yard score, a slant into a 70-yard score. As soon as he gets the ball in his hands, he's fast enough and quick enough to make a play."

Prep Career

After taking a break from football during his sophomore season to get his academics in order, Quick emerged as the main offensive threat during his junior season. On the year, he caught 58 passes for 1,382 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Throughout all of last season, Quick played one possession of defense. That lone possession ended in a Quick interception.

Marsh wants to use Quick more on defense and special teams this coming season, and also expand his usage on offense.

"We did venture into some ‘wildcat' this past season with R.J.," Marsh said. "We let him get some direct snaps and run some sprint draw and some stretch plays. We want to get the ball into his hands a lot – maybe 40-percent of the time – so we could utilize his speed."


Since Quick has only played one season of varsity football, he has flown under the recruiting radar.

"UNC has been by a couple of times," Marsh said. "I briefly spoke to the coach from Clemson, as well as East Carolina."

UNC's interest has resulted in several invitations to the campus. He has attended two football games, two basketball games, and was invited to visit UNC this coming Saturday.

"I like [UNC] because it's pretty close to home, but then I don't like it because it's close to home," Quick said. "Other than that, I like their coaching staff. They seem like they like me and I would fit into there."

Growing up as a fan, Quick followed Florida, UNC, and Oregon.

"For some reason, I've always wanted to go to Oregon," Quick said. "I like their uniforms and I like the way they play – the up-tempo."

Video provided by Jason Pughe of AthleteVault.com.

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