Could Charlie Strong's interview with Tennessee impact James Quick's recruitment?

Andy Lyons

Fresh off the announcement that it has escaped the Big East and will head to the ACC, Louisville certainly has a lot of recruiting momentum. Playing in a major conference is an important tool in recruiting, especially when going up against schools like Ohio State, as the Cardinals are for hometown receiver James Quick.

But the news that Louisville head coach Charlie Strong, who rebuilt the program after the damage done by Steve Kragthorpe, interviewed with Tennessee over the weekend could put a damper on things.

Quick, consensus four-star receiver from Louisville (KY) Trinity High School, recently took a visit to Ohio State.

'13 WR James Quick whipped some of the recruiting message boards out there into a frenzy when he said he "had a few times where I thought it was the place for me" when speaking about his visit to Ohio State for The Game. Quick is rated as a 4-star prospect, and mentioned that he will most likely take an official visit to Louisville in December before taking his official visit to Oregon sometime in January. It's long been a three-legged race for the spectacular receiver from Kentucky, but the race is nearing its finish. The Buckeyes stand a good chance and would have no problem adding him to the 2013 class.

After the visit, however, he stated that Louisville still leads. He has yet to react to the news of Strong's interview.

Quick who was recently named the player of the year in Kentucky, spent his weekend playing through an injury and helping his team to victory in the playoffs.

James Quick fought through a rib injury to catch three passes for 83 yards and two touchdowns as Louisville Trinity beat Pleasure Ridge Park 61-7 in the KHSAA Class 6A state championship game Saturday night at Houchens-Smith Stadium.

If Strong does not get the Tennessee job, it will be interesting to see the reaction of recruits. Will they think that Strong does not have long-term plans at Louisville?

One player, however, is convinced that Strong is staying at Louisville.

Finnesse' Middleton of Gadsen (Al.) High School made the switch from Ole Miss to Louisville over the weekend.

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