Thursday, November 6, 2008

Quick gives Appalachian another weapon

Now Appalachian State has another weapon.

Before the season, the Mountaineers had hoped that 6-foot-5 redshirt freshman wide receiver Brian Quick would assert himself, but he started slowly.

Quick had played just one year of high school football at Ridge View in Columbia, S.C., then missed most of 2007 with a back injury. Accordingly, the adjustment to the college game was a big one. He may have had too much information to process early.

Then came last Friday night.

Appalachian blew out powerful Wofford, 70-24 in Boone, and Quick was a big part of that. He entered the game with 95 receiving yards all season. He collected 172 more on four catches against the Terriers, including TD receptions of 58, 50 and 31 yards.

“He just kept getting better in practice; kept working harder,” said ASU quarterback Armanti Edwards this week. “You see it coming out now; it’s really hard for a defense to try and play him one-on-one.

“It’s a target a lot of people want; throw it to a 6-5 guy. Or if he’s double-covered, nine times out of ten another receiver will be wide open.”

—Stan Olson


Rabbit said...

And Appalachian reaps the benefits of another miss by the BCS schools in the Carolinas.

Anonymous said...

Spurrier recruited him but he backed off after feeling like 1 year of experience wasn't enough. Carolina's leading receiver against Wofford was their RUNNING BACK and they only scored 2 touchdowns all night...