Kickers never get the love they truly deserve but all great coaches know the advantages of a strong kicking game. This year's South Carolina Shrine Bowl kicker is Lugoff Elgin's Grayson Quick. We caught up with the 5'8 180 pound prospect for the very latest in our ongoing updates with members of this year's Shrine Bowl team.
The Lugoff Elgin star talked about the first thing that happened when he found out that he'd made the Shrine Bowl team and if it was something he'd thought about prior to the season.
"I smiled, that's all I could do. It has been a goal of mine, but it wasn't my main focus."
Quick says his biggest strength over the years has been his leg strength. Another aspect of his game improved tremendously over the course of the last year though he said.
"My consistency got a lot better. I wasn't as consistent in a lot of ways, and it was hurting my performance before."
His mindframe heading into the Shrine Bowl is straightforward and simple, "Just to have fun, and do your job."
The 2011 prospect recalled his strongest performance of his career for us.
"Against White Knoll, my junior year. I was 4-4 on PAT's, kicked 2 field goals, both 40 yards, and had 6 touchbacks."
There's already a few schools involved with Quick like Charleston Southern, North Greenville, Newberry, and Elon. Out of that group of schools he says that Newberry is recruiting him the hardest right now.
"I plan on making a decision next month or so. The most important thing I'll be looking at is mainly education."
We'll continue to bring you more updates with Grayson Quick and other South Carolina Shrine Bowl team members so keep it dialed in right here with SCPrepNation.com and the rest of the Scout.com team.
A Closer Look...GRAYSON QUICK
Favorite food: fried rice
Favorite movie: Grind
Favorite actor/actress: Adam Brody & Jennifer Anniston
Favorite subject in school: Math (Algebra)
Favorite football player: Mason Crosby
Favorite thing to do when not playing football: play soccer
One thing people would be surprised to know about you: I love to sing in the shower