Barbe’s Trey Quinn, right, committed to LSU on Saturday. (American Press)
Last Modified: Monday, August 19, 2013 9:58 AM
Barbe High wide receiver Trey Quinn ended speculation about his future on Saturday evening when his father, Dave Quinn, notified the American Press that Trey had committed to LSU.
Verbal commitments are not binding.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound senior chose LSU over Clemson, among a number of offers from other schools.
“I was really comfortable with everything that’s going on, especially with the addition of (LSU offensive coordinator) Cam Cameron,” Quinn said. “It’s great to stay in the state of Louisiana.”
Quinn called LSU coach Les Miles on Friday night to give him the news before calling other schools that recruited him on Saturday.
“He sounded really excited,” Quinn said of Miles. “I think they were in a meeting. He told all of the coaches and you could hear them all the background celebrating. It was a good deal. Everybody’s excited, it looks like.”
Quinn made 115 catches for 2,141 yards and 26 touchdowns last season. He also ran for 223 yards, had 348 yards in punt returns and 410 yards in kick returns. He finished with 3,111 yards of total offense, earning All-American honors.
His career numbers — all school records — are equally staggering. Quinn has 249 catches for 4,599 yards and 47 touchdowns through three years. He needs 1,269 to break former Evangel Christian receiver Abram Booty’s state record. The national record of 6,356 was set by Dorail Green-Beckham, a sophomore at Missouri.
Quinn had plenty of praise for Cameron, who the Tigers hired in February.
“It looks really great for a receiver (at LSU),” Quinn said. “They haven’t had the best passing game in the past and I think he’ll definitely open it up because obviously he likes passing and that’s probably the main reason why they hired him. It’s a good deal going on what they have right now.”
Quinn said he chose to make his decision now so he could turn his attention to the upcoming high school football season.
“I really just wanted to get it done before our regular season kicked off,” he said. “I just wanted to get it off my back and focus on Barbe.”
At LSU camp this summer, he was reportedly clocked at 4.38 seconds in the 40-yard dash.
ESPN ranks Quinn as the No. 37 prospect in the country this season and the No. 3 wide receiver.
Quinn’s commitment marks the Tigers’ 14th of the year.