Five-star offensive tackle Pierce Quick, who committed to Alabama in April 2017, says he is shutting down his recruitment and heading to Alabama.
I want to thank every school that’s recruited me throughout this process. it’s truly been a blessing. At this time though I am completely shutting down my recruitment I am 100% committed to THE University of Alabama and am going to build the the best class seen at Bama. #RTR pic.twitter.com/fKBp0jEHhS
— Pierce Quick (@PierceQuick) March 4, 2018
“I’ve been taking a few visits lately and I just decided that I had seen everything that I needed to see,” Quick told GN. “Alabama is the school that I’m going to end up at, so I thought I would go ahead and close it down right now. I want to be one of the leaders of this class and I want to help bring in a great class to Alabama.”
Quick (6 feet 5, 285 pounds), from Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville, in the Birmingham suburbs, is among the top-five offensive tackles in the country and a top-25 prospect overall.
“It’s crazy to think about because even two years ago, I had no offers and now to be thought of that highly is just a great feeling,” Quick said.
What was it about the Tide that originally led Quick to commit?
“I grew up a huge Alabama fan and my whole family are big Alabama fans as well,” Quick said. “I looked at it like if I was never playing college football, I would still go to the University of Alabama just to be a regular student. I knew because of that fact that Alabama is the school I wanted to go to.
“I have a great relationship with all the coaches there. I’ve already been there like nine times just this year. Coach Key (Brent Key, the offensive line coach) actually went to the same high school that I go to, so we are really close. And then me and Coach (Nick) Saban have gotten a lot closer as well.”
Quick chose Alabama over offers from Auburn, Florida, Georgia, LSU, Tennessee and others.
“It really has been like living the dream,” Quick said. “Just growing up watching all these SEC schools play and especially just growing up watching Alabama play – I mean ever since I could walk, that’s all I can remember, watching Alabama football. Now, to say that some other kid is going to be watching me play someday, that’s just a crazy feeling.”
Quick describes himself as an athletic offensive lineman but also says, “I’m just mean and I like to put guys on their back. That’s just how I play the game. I love to put guys on their back and in the dirt.”
Alabama’s 2019 class has four commitments, and all four are ranked among the top-130 prospects nationally.
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