James Quick went back and forth between Louisville and Ohio State, but eventually decided to sign with the Cardinals just before National Signing Day. Quick used the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas as his platform to announce his decision, which has to make Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater very happy.
Louisville’s offense was surprisingly spectacular with Bridgewater at the helm in 2012 and expectations are sky high for this unit in 2013 and they certainly won’t be getting lower anytime soon with the addition of Quick. The four-star receiver recruit was Kentucky’s Mr. Football this season and set state records in career receptions. To say he’s a new weapon for Bridgewater is an understatement.
Quick was unofficially clocked at 4.7 in the 40-yard dash, so his speed is contested depending on who you talk to. However, his talent is unquestioned, which is why he received offers from 19 different FBS schools, including Louisville’s instate rival, Kentucky. With so many choices, Quick ultimately decided to stay close to home and forego the offers from national powerhouses like Alabama and Oregon and the other school in his top two, Ohio State. Let’s just say Bridgewater will make sure Quick doesn’t regret his decision.
Quick should see playing time right away as the Cardinals’ only returning starter at the receiver position is senior Damian Copeland. With Copeland and Quick out wide, Quick’s Heisman Trophy campaign will begin very early in Louisville.