James Quick picks the Cardinals

James Quick

The University of Louisville football program scored another victory, keeping five-star wide receiver James Quick home. Quick gave the Cardinals a verbal commitment on Saturday during the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio just three days after a Sugar Bowl victory.

James Quick is staying home.

The five-star wide receiver from Trinity High School made his pick on national television on Saturday and picked the Cardinals over Ohio State.

Quick, who finished his career as the all-time receptions leader in state history, is the biggest local commitment since Bobby Petrino landed Male's Michael Bush and Trinity's Brian Brohm in back-to-back years.

The 6-foot-1, 175-pound Quick is one of the most electric players to ever come out of the state and the only player to score a touchdown in four consecutive state football finals. He led Trinity to three consecutive Class 6-A state titles, including a national championship during his junior season.

Quick was a three-time first-team All-State selection.

Ranked as the No. 22 player in the Class of 2013 by Scout.com and the No. 2 wide receiver, Quick finished his senior season with 85 catches for 1,413 yards and 16 TDs. He was named Mr. Football for the state of Kentucky and also won the Gatorade Player of the Year for the Bluegrass and the Paul Hornung Award as the state's top player.

For his career, Quick is the state's all-time receptions leader with 280 catches and ranks third in yards (4,434) and touchdowns (57).

Quick becomes the 13th commitment in the '13 class for Louisville, which is expected to sign only around 14 or 15 players.

Quick's father, Rhonyia, is a former U of L player. Quick had visited Ohio State in late November and U of L just before Christmas. He was also considering Oregon, Tennessee and Kentucky but cut his list to two several weeks ago.

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