Louisville continued their hot streak on the recruiting trail with another commitment from a defensive player. TJ Quinn, a three star Safety from Georgia, announced his commitment to the 2021 recruiting class. Quinn is a legacy commitment who will play defensive back at Louisville as his father did back in the early 90’s. Quinn was considered a Virginia Tech lean until recently after Tech received a commitment from another Safety. Quinn also holds offers from West Virginia, Kentucky, NC State, Colorado, Cincy, and Wake Forest.
Quinn was a player that was in my Wynnedbag Wish List post recently and here is what I wrote about him:
TJ QUINN - Quinn is the best tackling high school football player that I can remember. Lots of high school kids get guys to the ground but Quinn brings his entire body and wraps up consistently. He can also play the ball well over the top. I would think that would me he would be a fit for the free safety spot in Bryan Brown’s defense. Khane Pass wasn’t used in man coverage all that often last year and Quinn seems to fit that mold.
Virginia Tech was the obvious leader for Quinn before he was offered but he has made it clear that he has more to think about now. His dad played for Louisville back in the early 90’s and he is currently his coach in high school. With the opportunity to compete for playing time early and his dad’s connection to the school, I think that Louisville has a realistic shot here.
Quinn lists a 4.48 forty and a 34 inch vertical on his hudl page. Throw those numbers in with him being the son of a coach, and I think that he passes all the test when it comes to if he fits or not. The staff wants guys who can run and that have a high football IQ. Both of those traits should help him develop at Louisville and should help him get on the field sooner rather than later.