Michiah Quick is a California prospect that is jumping off the boards as an elite talent that can contribute early on a BCS team. The Fresno (Calif.) Central East High athlete figures to play wide receiver at the next level, but can also perform as a returner.
Quick measures at 6'0 and weighs 170 pounds. Scout has Quick positioned as a five-star recruit and the top wide receiver in his class. Quick is the 71st best prospect among the top 247 of 247 Sports, and is also rated the sixth-best athlete nationally and the fifth-best California recruit. Quick is the 22nd-best recruit among the ESPN150, the third-best athlete, and the second-best recruit in the state of California. Quick is the seventh-best cornerback and the 54th-national recruit according to Rivals.
As of the end of April, Quick had 10 offers from schools like USC, Alabama, Cal, Notre Dame, Oklahoma and Oregon.
Derrell Warren: SB Nation West Coast Recruiting Analyst: Quick excels as both an offensive and defensive player for Central but is probably best with the ball in his hands as he exhibits excellent field vision and quickness. Those two attributes combine to make him one of the nation's better run after catch threats as he executes quick cuts in tight areas to navigate through defenders. He also displays quick and reactive hands, shooting them out away from his frame to pluck off-target throws.
Now, Quick will occasionally take a bubble screen and attempt to cut across the field which won't translate as well at the college level, but for the most part he gets vertical and bursts downfield once he has locates a seam. Quick creates more big plays on the run after the catch as opposed to hauling in bombs downfield, but more than likely it's simply a product of how he is used by his high school team
One of the most significant differences from Quick's sophomore year to his junior season is his increased long speed. He's a recruit who has gotten noticeably faster as the increased number of long scoring plays on his junior film would attest to. On tape he outruns decent angles and finishes plays bursting away from defenders once he gets out into space.
After viewing game tape it's seems that Quick isn't asked to run a lot of sharp breaking routes. However, that's why camps and 7-on-7 competitions are now such viable supplementary tools for evaluation. Upon review of his camp footage he also excels at using his hands to create space. This is true in when stifling defensive backs attempts to jam and re-route him at the line of scrimmage or using them to gain separation at the top of his routes. Quick is a recruit who would excel in a spread system or as a slot receiver within a pro style scheme.
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