Clemson is among the programs trying to flip four-star Alabama commitment Pierce Quick.
The highly touted 2019 offensive tackle from Trussville (Ala.) Hewitt-Trussville visited Clemson on Saturday for its elite junior day.
The Tigers offered Quick last September, several months after he committed to the Crimson Tide in April.
The Clemson Insider caught up with Quick about his junior day visit to Clemson. It marked his second time on campus as he also attended Clemson’s junior day last March.
TCI: How did you enjoy the visit?
Quick: “I had a great time. It was fun getting to see all the coaches again and getting to talk to them and build better relationships. It was great seeing the facilities and how great they were again. And the photoshoot, it was pretty cool putting on a uniform and all that stuff.”
TCI: Who came with you on the visit, and how did they enjoy it?
Quick: “My dad, mom and my little brother. Everybody had a great time, for sure.”
TCI: What was the highlight for you?
Quick: “One of the coolest parts of the day… We were getting a tour of the facility. Me, my mom and my brother were walking in. We went to the indoor and they were showing a video for the strength (program). I was looking around, and I couldn’t find my dad anywhere.
“My dad, he’s a big-time talker. He’ll talk to just about anybody. And like six minutes later, I see him and coach Swinney and some other coaches walking in and shooting the bull, laughing and stuff like that. I thought that was awesome.”
TCI: What did you hear from the coaches?
Quick: “I heard how they feel like I’m a good fit for Clemson and that I’m a big need for them and how many guys they’re going to take. They said the 2019 class will be the biggest class that they’ve taken with coach Swinney. I think they’re trying to sign like 25 guys or something like that. So I just heard how they think that I would be a key factor for that class and stuff like that.”
TCI: Did the visit help Clemson’s chances of flipping you?
Quick: “This visit definitely helped Clemson’s chances down the road. I still am committed to Alabama. But seeing Clemson, it definitely helped their chances. We had a great visit.”
Besides Clemson and Alabama, Quick has been hearing from Georgia, Oregon, Tennessee and Mississippi State.
Quick is a unanimous top-150 overall prospect in the 2019 class according to the major recruiting services.