It was back in April 2012 when Oklahoma defensive coordinator Mike Stoops made a trip to Fresno (Calif.) Central High.
The purpose of the trip was to land four-star prospects Hatari Byrd and L.J. Moore for OU’s 2013 class. Mission accomplished.
There was another part to the trip. OU knew early just how talented Michiah Quick was going to be and got in nice and early. The early work, the late work, the hard work all paid off as Quick signed with the Sooners on Wednesday afternoon.
In the end, it was a battle between the Sooners and Notre Dame and OU was able to withstand a huge late charge by the Irish.
Quick made his official visit to OU in October and nobody expected a commitment to happen back then. In fact, a lot of people believed how Wednesday happen would be exactly how things would transpire.
He was too good, too coveted to end the process early. But the Sooners were always in the mix, especially with Byrd being his cousin.
Initially thought to be a cornerback, Quick has become a legit four-star wide receiver and OU has said it will give him a shot at wide receiver. The Sooners aren’t ruling out Quick also playing defense and being a kick returner, too.
Quick was down to OU, UCLA and Notre Dame last week but canceled his scheduled trip to see the Bruins, leaving it down to the Sooners and Irish.
Quick is OU’s fourth wide receiver and the first one that isn’t at least 6-foot-5, bringing about a different skill set than any other recruit in the class.
The addition of Quick is yet another example of how big of a factor the Sooners have become with top recruits from California.