[rl]Ohio State has been sitting at or near the top of Louisville (Ky.) Trinity wide receiver James Quick's list for the last several months, but it had been six months since the Rivals250 prospect visited Columbus before attending the Buckeyes' home game Saturday.
"It was fun because the crowd was into the game," Quick said. "That really caught my attention."
The last time Quick visited Ohio State was for its spring game back in April. The Buckeyes have remained at the top of his list in the time since, but Saturday's visit and talks with the coaching staff re-energized his interest in the program
"The interest has always been there, but it kind of reestablished itself yesterday," Quick said. "I really got back on track to looking at Ohio State more.
"Urban Meyer basically told me whenever I make my decision, make sure it is the right decision for me. He told me what I needed to do to come in and play immediately for him."
Quick made the trip to Ohio State with his class of 2014 teammate, athlete Reggie Bonnafon. He also connected with fellow 2013 prospects Cameron Burrows and Ryan Timmons, guys he had known previously, while in Columbus. Burrows is already committed to the Buckeyes.
"He was basically telling me to enjoy everything I am going through, have fun and make the right decision," Quick said, "but he wanted me to make my decision and come to Ohio State with him."
Quick's focus the majority of this fall has been on his senior season, but the four-star wide receiver has some clarity on his top schools after Saturday's visit.
"Right now my top two schools would be Louisville and Ohio State, and as of yesterday they will still be about even," Quick said. "Louisville is home and Ohio State has a good coaching staff and fan base. I just really like both schools."
Although Louisville and Ohio State are the top two schools on Quick's list, they are not the only two in the mix for the nation's No. 182 ranked prospect.
"I am going to try to get an official visit to Oregon here soon," Quick said. "That will probably be in the winter.
"It all depends on how recruiting goes as far as the timing [of a decision]. I want to wait it out and make sure it is the right decision for me."
Quick has one official visit date scheduled, and that will be a return to Ohio State the weekend of Nov. 23.