Big Ohio receiver to camp at Pittsburgh

This coming weekend will be a huge recruiting weekend for the University of Pittsburgh. Many prospects who have already been offered, or prospects that the coaching staff wants to see up close will be on hand for the annual Walt Harris football camps. Included in the list of prospects are several players from Maple Heights High School in Maple Heights, OH.

Maple Heights High School WR/TE Richard Quinn (6-4, 220, 4.6) now has five written offers and two verbal offers. Pittsburgh, Iowa, North Carolina, Akron, and Indiana all have given Quinn written offers. Wisconsin and Purdue have told the big athletic WR that they are offering as well. He will be in Pittsburgh to attend camp on Saturday the 18th. Danny Sadler and Terrico Marshall teammates of Quinn and Pitt targets will also be attending, along with others.

Quinn impressed at the resent MSL/Insiders Combine at the University of Cincinnati. He is a very well built and athletic receiver with a frame that could easily add more weight. He has amazing control of his body for being so big.

The only question is, will he play WR or TE?

"I'm being looked at as both. I prefer WR. It just depends how much more I grow. Pittsburgh likes me as both. I think they want to see if I can be a big WR, or if I'm better suited to play TE," said Quinn.

Richard had 12 catches for 254 yards in 2003. Maple Heights offensive scheme shifts him from being split out to playing the TE spot in other formations, he is very versatile. He is planning camp trips to Pittsburgh (June 18th), Michigan State, Michigan, North Carolina and Iowa. Pittsburgh and Iowa are the current front-runners followed by Indiana, Wisconsin, and Michigan State.

How was his trip to Pittsburgh?

"I attended the spring game at Pittsburgh. The facilities are great. I really liked the coaching staff, especially coach Harris. Pittsburgh has been a consistent winner over the last few years."

Quinn has scored 18 on the ACT and is a 2.5 student. He has taken unofficial trips to Pittsburgh, North Carolina, Michigan State, Duke, West Virginia, Cincinnati, Akron, and Toledo.

Iowa seems to be the team the Panthers will have to beat.

"They send lot's of letters. We have a mentorship program at Maple Heights and we work with former Hawkeye and now Cleveland Browns WR CJ Brown. He tells me a lot about Iowa. He and coach Rotsky take us to the Browns facility and they give us instruction on fundamentals, speed and strength training, and how to become better players."

"I'm 50/50 on it right now. Part of me wants to commit and get it over with before the season and part of me want's to wait and see."

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