Quinn: "Coach Johnson a good guy"

Matt Quinn, a 6-6 wide receiver from James F Byrnes in Duncan, S.C. has decided to be a Vanderbilt Commodore. Quinn is the thirteenth commit for the Vanderbilt staff.

Matt Quinn (6-6, 190, 4.6 forty)
Duncan, S.C. (James F. Byrnes)

Quinn felt comfortable with Vanderbilt, after Vanderbilt coach Jimmy Kiser visited with Quinn and his family in South Carolina.

"I committed to Vandy about an hour ago," Quinn said. "(Coach Jimmy Kiser) came on an in-home visit. I talked it over with my family and I had already played a game at that stadium, so I told him I was verbally committing to Vanderbilt."

Quinn was already very interested in Vanderbilt and had Vandy at the top of a list that included Tennessee, Wake Forest, Delaware, and Appalachian State. Only Vanderbilt and Delaware had offered.

"I told my dad today that if I liked what Coach Kiser said tonight, I would probably commit and my dad said it was up to me. I just really like the coaches. Coach Johnson is a good guy and I am just excited to have a chance to play for Vanderbilt."

Playing his first full season at the wide receiver position for Byrnes, Quinn caught over 65 passes for 550 yards and 12 touchdowns. His team defeated Nashville power MBA 62-14 early in the season at Vanderbilt Stadium.

Quinn camped at Vanderbilt over the summer and is described as a player with "Great size and great hands for a third-down possession type of receiver. Very reliable in all facets of the game." by the Scout.com experts. Quinn also long snapped for Byrnes and could see action at that position eventually.

Quinn claims a 4.6 forty speed but was timed at 4.85 in the Scout.com combine in Durham, N.C. Quinn also had a 30.5 inch vertical jump at that camp.

Quinn is the thirteenth Vanderbilt commit. Verbal commitments are not binding. National signing day is February 1. Click HERE to see a complete list of Vanderbilt commits.

Portions of this story were by Miller Safrit.


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