Top Junior Hopes To Make Early Decision

Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, SC) defensive standout Robert Quinn watched his friend and high school teammate Carlos Dunlap bring the recruiting process to an end yesterday, as he announced his commitment to the Florida Gators. However, while that may have signified the end for Dunlap, in a way it marked the beginning for the highly touted Quinn. Read inside for full story.

The 6'4, 255 pound Quinn, who plays linebacker and defensive end for Fort Dorchester, is every bit as highly regarded as Dunlap was at this point in his junior year. Quinn is already generating interest from top programs around the country, but with Dunlap's announcement to attend Florida, some believe the Gators may have the inside track in the race for Quinn's services. However, that isn't exactly true, according to Quinn.

"I plan on (making my own decision). I'm still waiting to figure out where I'm deciding on. I'm going to try to get an early decision."

The Palmetto State standout claims offers from programs around the country, but he is primarily interested in four SEC programs early in the process.

"I'd say Auburn, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee."

The athletic Quinn shared what he likes about each of his four early favorites.

Auburn - "Auburn would have me playing a linebacker position, like a spur position."

South Carolina - "They've got D-ends and linebackers that switch back and forth, and they're close to home."

Florida - "Florida is just a good school, and I feel I could go down there and play."

Tennessee - "Tennessee, they've got good hospitality, and I like the coaches."

Lastly, Quinn, who is being recruited by Coach Brad Lawing and Coach Tyrone Nix for the Gamecocks, talked about what he brings to the gridiron.

"I just try to play hard. I have size, speed, and athletic ability."

Stay tuned to for all the latest on this premier 2008 prospect.

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