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One of Bama’s hottest talents to return this summer

Pierce Quick, who is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after 2019 offensive linemen in the Southeast, made his first trip to Clemson for junior day on March 4 and plans to return this summer.

The talented tackle from Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville intends to compete in the Dabo Swinney Camp in June.

“I’ll definitely be back for summer camp,” Quick told The Clemson Insider recently. “I really like coach (Todd) Bates, and he recruits our area and I know him pretty well. And then I like coach (Dabo) Swinney and I love all of them up there.

“I’m just hoping to learn some new things, do really good. And if they were to offer me, that’d be awesome.”

The offers are starting to pile up for Quick, who collected ones from Memphis, Tennessee, Auburn, Alabama and Oregon in February followed by Georgia, LSU and Vanderbilt this month.

Back in June, shortly after the conclusion of his freshman year, Quick received his first offer from Jacksonville State via then-defensive line coach Todd Bates, who of course is now Clemson’s D-line coach.

Quick said it would be really big to get an offer from Bates and Clemson.

“That would be awesome just because we already have a really good relationship,” Quick said. “For him to be my first offer and then now for him to offer me again at Clemson, that would be freaking huge and it would be awesome. It really would be.”

Clemson’s facilities, especially the new football complex, made an impression on Quick during his first visit.

“It’s like a game room,” he said of the new facility. “I don’t see why you’d leave.”

Quick has visited Auburn, LSU, Georgia and Alabama twice, this month. He hopes to go to Tennessee soon.

When it comes to a college decision, he’s looking for a place with a family culture where he will be developed as a player.

“I’m going to have to go to a school that’s a family, for sure,” Quick said. “I want a school that the coaches are going to teach me and help me, and then just a nice atmosphere.”

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