Alabama OL Pierce Quick has announced plans to move to Georgia Tech. The 6-5,306 lb lineman was a highly regarded rookie for HS in 2019, with a 247sports composite rating of 0.9789. He was recruited by then-Alabama OL coach Brent Key and now follows his former main recruiter at Georgia Tech. In 3 seasons in Alabama, Quick appeared in 8 games at Guard, entering the transfer portal on November 29. Georgia Tech quickly jumped into the mix and Quick officially visited on December 3rd.
Fast moves well for a man of his size. He’s very athletic, which earned him Alabama’s attention as a rookie. Outside of HS, Quick was a raw player with huge potential and solid physical play. He hasn’t been able to break through with the Tide to get consistent playing time, so there aren’t many college tapes to review. Quick will be working to refine his game with Coach Key and is expected to be a key contributor for the Jackets this year.
Quick will likely play the role of Guard for the Yellow Jackets as he did for the Crimson Tide. Ryan Johnson’s departure from Right Guard leaves an open starting point along the line, and Left Guard has been a revolving door for much of the Collins / Key era at Tech. Additionally, athletic guards capable of shooting are needed for Chip Long’s attack. Buck Sweep, a running game where both guards shoot at the point of attack, is a staple game of the long offense. It’s a tough game to defend when the blocks are executed, but it does require guards who are … quick.
Let’s welcome Pierce to the apartments!