Quick Down to Eight

The Fresno (Calif.) Central receiver, Michiah Quick, talks top schools, official visits...

HANFORD, Calif. -- Five-star Fresno (Calif.) Central wide receiver Michiah Quick is taking an organized approach to recruiting, and one that will not be done any time soon. As one of the top overall recruits in the class of 2014, Quick has options that will not dry up until Signing Day and plans to take his time with visits.

"Recruiting is great, but the main focus for me is my season," Quick said. "We took a loss last week, so there is no time for distractions. I'm focused on my team and preparing so we can bounce back from that. I'm not just shutting recruiting out. I still have my visits and time for it."

Quick informally trimmed his list to eight schools this summer – Alabama, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, UCLA, USC, California, Washington and Oregon. He expects to visit all of them before a decision.

Quick has four official visits set and is close to a fifth with UCLA. Quick said that the official visits were set primarily based on proximity and the above eight schools remain even.

The 5-foot-11 receiver does not have a decision date said, but expects it to be close to National Signing Day with his UCLA visit expected to take place after the season.

Quick trimmed his list before the start of the year and is now focused on his senior season.

"It was very important to me because I didn't want to be off track focusing on something that is 10 months away," he said. "I wanted to cut it to those schools, so I could focus my attentions."

Oregon will be the first to host Quick officially – Sept. 14. He then has visits set for Oklahoma (Oct. 4), Notre Dame (Oct. 18) and Alabama (Sept. 8).

In his second game of the year, Quick led Central to a 38-16 victory. He caught a 17-yard touchdown pass and scored on a 95-yard kick return. Before the victory, Quick discussed what stands out about the eight schools on his list.

Alabama -- "Right now I think that they have a lot decency and tradition that I would like to be a part of. It's a really good football program and they're going to compete for a championship every year."

Oklahoma -- "I like the style of their offense. I like the way they do things. It will get me bigger and pro-ready."

Notre Dame -- "Notre Dame showed me how much they would give me the ball. That's pretty important to me, and something I'm definitely paying attention too."

UCLA -- "The coaches are great, and that's important. I need a good relationship with my coaches because it's where I'll be for the next four years wherever I choose."

USC -- "USC is pretty close to home and I know I can have an impact there. If I picked them, I would be comfortable playing there the next three or four years of my life."

California -- "I'm just really close with their coaches. I have really good relationships with them. If I were to commit there, I would have good communication with them."

Washington -- "It's the same as UCLA and Cal because I really trust their coaches and have a good relationship with them."

Oregon -- "I like their program. I like the way they run stuff. Their offense is exciting, up-tempo. It's pretty much what we run here, so I like that aspect."

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