James Quick is staying home.
The five-star wide receiver from Trinity High School announced during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl that he plans on playing his college football at Louisville. Quick chose the Cards over Ohio Sate and Oregon.
Quick's announcement brings to an end one of the most highly followed recruiting sagas in the history of Louisville football.
Quick first rose to prominence when he began receiving varsity reps at Trinity as a freshman, an almost unheard of feat. He then became a star as a sophomore, when he caught 89 passes for 1,209 yards and 16 touchdowns, and also had 18 carries for 187 yards and one TD. He broke the school record for receptions as a junior and then shattered the state record during his senior year.
After leading the Shamrocks to state championships in 2010, 2011 and 2012, Quick is believed to be the only player in Kentucky history to score a touchdown in three consecutive state title games. He finished the 2012 season with 85 receptions for 1,413 yards and 16 TDs, and was named Kentucky's Mr. Football, the state's Gatorade Player of the Year, and was the recipient of the Paul Hornung Award.
Quick also stars on the hardwood, where he helped Trinity with the 2012 state basketball championship. He also shattered the state record in the 200M last spring, in what was the fastest 200 ever recorded at U of L.
I'm far from a recruiting expert, but James Quick is the best area high school football player I've ever seen with my own eyes. That's a group that includes Michael Bush, Brian Brohm, Montrell Jones and Bernard jackson.
This is fantastic news.