Top '19 lineman Quick a fan of new facility

Pierce Quick came to Clemson excited to check out the new $55 million football operations facility, and it didn’t disappoint.

The 2019 offensive lineman from Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville was very impressed by what he saw during his Junior Day visit on Saturday.

“I really did enjoy myself at Clemson,” Quick told The Clemson Insider. “I (had) been ready to get there all week because of everything I’ve heard about the facilities, and they were nothing short of what I heard.”

What stood out most about the new complex?

“I thought it was incredible and I loved the bowling alley,” Quick said. “To me the highlight of the day was the new facility.”

Quick, who is nearing double-digit scholarship offers as a sophomore, received his first from Clemson defensive line coach Todd Bates last June when he was the defensive line coach at Jacksonville State.

Bates has kept in touch with Quick, and invited him to the Junior Day.

“It was good seeing coach Bates again,” Quick said. “He’s one of my favorite coaches. We just talked about football then he said I need to come to camp this summer.”

“I will go back for summer camp,” he added.

After bagging the first offer from Bates, Quick picked up an offer from UAB last November.

The 6-foot-5, 285-pounder has seen his recruitment pick up in 2017. Memphis, Auburn, Tennessee, Alabama and Oregon all offered in February.

While the offer from in-state Alabama was a dream come true, Quick said he isn’t in any hurry to make a college decision.

“I’m still exploring my options,” he said.

Clemson is in a good position after the visit, though.

“What stands out the most is their facility right now. It’s the best no doubt,” Quick said. “Yes the Tigers are in good standing.”

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