Quinn Back From USC Junior Day

South Carolina played host to several top 2008 prospects this weekend at their annual junior day event, but none were more highly touted than Fort Dorchester (North Charleston, SC) future 5-star defensive end Robert Quinn. Did the Gamecocks impress Quinn during his time in Columbia? Read inside to find out.



The 6'4, 255 pound Quinn, who claims offers from major programs like South Carolina, Clemson, Florida, Tennessee, Auburn, and Virginia Tech, talked about his unofficial visit to USC on Saturday.

"I went to Columbia this weekend for junior day," said Quinn. "I got to know the coaches a little bit more. We just talked about the opportunity there and getting my education. They told me about early playing time and the usual."

According to Quinn, the Gamecocks made a good impression on him this weekend, but he plans on keeping his options open in regards to recruiting.

"I really liked it this weekend. I just want to see where I feel most comfortable at."

Quinn also plans to attend junior days at Auburn next weekend and Tennessee on March 31st. Already seemingly a veteran of the recruiting process, Quinn shared what a typical junior day event is like for a prospect of his caliber.

"They show you around the football facilities. The coaches talk to you and show you around the school a little bit."

Quinn, who is a friend and former teammate of Florida Gator 2007 signee Carlos Dunlap, has been speculated to be a "package deal" with Dunlap to the Gators, but the Palmetto State standout said that is not the case.

"I've thought about it, but like I said, I'm just going to wait and see. I've never gone to a Florida game yet, so I'm not sure what it's like down there. When me and Carlos talk, we don't talk much about Florida."

The athletic defensive lineman said that he currently holds no favorites, but he does know what factors he is looking for in a school.

"What feels like home, a good education program that will help me, and feeling comfortable where I go to."

Quinn, who had recently said that he hopes to make an early decision, stated that he is now leaning towards waiting things out and evaluating all of his options.

"I'm just going to wait it out and see what school I like the most."


Stay tuned to GamecockAnthem.com for all the latest on this elite Palmetto State prospect.

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