Some players enter the collegiate ranks saddled with labels like "project" or "has upside." In the case of Barbe wide receiver Trey Quinn
, he's done so much already on the prep level that words like "polished" and "prolific" better accompany him. Quinn, who as a junior reeled in 111 passes for 2,094 yards, broke the national career receiving yards record as a senior, a mark previously held by current Missouri
wide-out Dorial Green-Beckham
With that kind of consistent production from a young age, Quinn (6-1, 200) had many suitors. The four-star receiver, also an outstanding baseball player, received attention early and often from programs like Auburn
, Ole Miss
, Texas A&M
and Texas Tech
offered during camp in July 2012 and was considered by many the favorite. However, Quinn weighed his options for some time, considering most heavily – along with LSU – Clemson
, which entered the picture in Jan. 2013, Ole Miss, Texas
A&M and Texas Tech.
Clemson ended up the biggest threat, getting Quinn in for its 2013 spring game and again a few months later for summer camp. The Tigers won Quinn's services, though, when he committed on Aug. 17, 2013. His primary recruiters at LSU were receivers coach Adam Henry and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, but Quinn has reported being in frequent contact with tight ends coach Steve Ensminger. Quinn, an Army All-American, took his official visit to LSU on Jan. 17, 2014.
The Lake Charles native will have a real shot at playing right away in purple and gold. With two receivers off to the NFL and two more graduating, LSU has multiple openings for not only starting receivers but rotation players. Quinn's sure hands and advanced route running make him an attractive option to see playing time in 2014. He has good but not great speed for a receiver, but Quinn makes up for it by being so solid across the board.
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LSU has received a National Letter of Intent from WR Trey Quinn. The four-star prospect is officially a Tiger.