Top 2019 OT Pierce Quick Interested In Notre Dame Football

Sep 26, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleaders do a cheer during a game against the Massachusetts at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 26, 2015; South Bend, IN, USA; Notre Dame Fighting Irish cheerleaders do a cheer during a game against the Massachusetts at Notre Dame Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports /

Pierce Quick is one of the top high school sophomore offensive linemen in SEC country and he’s interested in Notre Dame football.

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After watching Pierce Quick’s sophomore Hudl highlight film (seen above), it’s clear to me that his future as a college football offensive lineman is extremely bright.

Considering that his name is brought up in discussions concerning 2019 offensive lineman who Harry Heistand likely has his eye on, I decided to get his take on the Fighting Irish.

I asked the 6’5, 280-pound tackle how he feels about Notre Dame. “I’m very interested in them for sure. I really do want to get on campus and I’ll probably go with my quarterback Paul Tyson next time he goes,” replied Quick.

“Paul is a great guy from a great family and is a great QB and I think will be one of the top guys in the state after a few varsity starts,” added Quick. “We’ve been friends for a long time and played against each other. He just recently transferred to Trussville so this is our first year playing together.”

Paul Tyson is a quarterback from the 2019 class who happens to be Alabama legend Paul “Bear” Bryant’s great grandson. Tyson is 6’4, 210-pounds and has gained the attention of Alabama, Clemson, Notre Dame and others, per 247Sports.

Quick explained to me that Tyson visited Notre Dame campus on April 1. I asked Quick if his QB was still interested in the Irish after returning from South Bend. “He probably is a little bit more than me, just because he’s seen it, but he loved it a lot and told me I’ve got to come with him next time,” explained Quick.

I asked Quick when that visit may be. “If not this summer, definitely for a game,” answered Quick.

Quick has received 11 offers so far in his recruitment. His list includes Alabama, Auburn, Georgia, LSU, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vanderbilt. He also mentioned to me that he has also been hearing from Clemson and Miami recently.

Quick spoke about which schools have been recruiting him the most aggressively so far.

I would have to say Bama stays in contact with me the most, then Oregon after them, then probably Auburn, but I’m interested in a lot of other schools. It’s just hard to stay in contact because they can’t text me,” Quick explained regarding his sophomore status.

The bruising tackle goes to Hewitt-Trussville in Trussville, Alabama, which is a well-known division 1 football factory. “With our coach, who got here about 4 years ago, we’ve averaged signing about 6 per year with 1 or 2 who have small school (offers),” explained Quick.

Quick explained to me that he comes from a household full of die-hard Alabama Crimson Tide fans which influenced him growing up. “My favorite team was Bama just because my whole family is Bama fans,” implied Quick.

Despite his family’s love of their home-state football team, Quick says that his college decision will be well received of where he decides to enroll. “I come from a great family that will support no matter where I go and they will be the biggest fans there,” promised Quick.

“If there’s a school that’s better than Alabama or Auburn then it wouldn’t be hard to leave the state just because I’m going to go where’s best for me,” said Quick who also told me he wants to study either law or something related to teaching so he can become a football coach in the future.

Pierce, who boasts a 3.2 GPA, is currently working rigorously to develop as an athlete and to continue honing his overall athletic ability and speed. “I did indoor track and I work out every day then do position training every Sunday at D1,” explained Quick.

Harry Heistand has done well at Notre Dame in terms of recruiting top talent along the offensive line. The highly regarded coach managed to lure two of the best lineman from Ohio in 2016 in Liam Eichenberg and Tommy Kraemer to South Bend.

Last recruiting cycle, he landed Aaron Banks who was one of the best at his position in California, Josh Lugg, who was one of the best tackles in Pennsylvania and at the Army All-America Camp and Robert Hainsey, who was one of the top linemen at the Under Armour All-American camp, who also comes from Pennsylvania.

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Whether Heistand can recruit top lineman from states like Alabama or Georgia, will be interesting to see. Players like Pierce Quick will be a great test for the choosy recruiter. After speaking with Quick, I can certainly say that his attitude and work ethic seem to be in the right place.