Possibly Cali's Top 2014 Prospect

Although just a junior and on a team loaded with BCS-level prospects in the senior class, there's a chance junior Michiah Quick could be the best player on the team right now...

Michiah Quick is a dynamic athlete who will likely be a top five player out west next year. He's a national recruit at wide receiver and cornerback and is having a big junior season.

"We've had a lot of schools come see us play and they have all said Michiah is the best junior they've seen this year," Central coach Tony Perry said. "He's doing things no one should be able to do. Some guys do some big things in practice but he's doing them in games. He's really incredible and he's doing it on both sides of the ball."

The Fresno (Calif.) Central athlete already has double digit offers and will take an unofficial visit with some of his teammates in a few weeks.

"I honestly don't remember all the schools that have offered me," Quick said. "I know I have Boise State, California, Houston, Nevada, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, San Jose State, Tulane, UCLA and Washington. The schools I'm probably feeling the most right now are Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Washington and UCLA.

"I camped with Washington over the summer and loved it there. That's the only school I've actually ever been to. I'm going to take a visit to Oklahoma when they play Notre Dame (Oct. 27). My teammates Hatari Byrd, L.J. Moore and Johnny Johnson are taking their official visits that weekend so I'm going with them and I'm excited to see the atmosphere and see what it's like there."

With a whole year before he can sign anywhere, Quick said he's in no hurry to narrow his list and definitely wants to go through the recruiting process.

"I really want to take all my trips next year," Quick said. "I'm looking for a school where I can win and be comfortable, those are the biggest things for me. I don't know if I want to go too far from home in case I get homesick so I might want to stay on the West Coast.

"Saying that, if the right fit for me is far away, that's what I'll have to do. I'm also looking at the weather, I don't want to be too hot or too cold, just somewhere that's mellow. I would also love to play both ways if I can, that would be a dream come true. If I had to choose, it would be tough but I probably like receiver a little better than corner. I like having the ball in my hands but I love corner too, both positions are a lot of fun for me."

Quick has indicated he'll be at the Rose Bowl Saturday for UCLA's game against Oregon State.

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for Scout.com/FOXSportsNext.
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