Quinn is an absolute star as a high school player and as a college prospect. He's got nice size at around 6'1" 200 pounds, exceptional speed in the 4.4 range, great athleticism, great hands, and he's a smooth route runner who gets in and out of his breaks easily and quickly. He routinely excels in a camp setting, and he's also super productive at the high school level. As a junior, Quinn caught 111 passes for 2,094 yards and 26 touchdowns.
He's also a very versatile player. With his size and skill set, he could play any of the three receiver positions and excel. Pegging him as a slot receiver only would be a mistake. He's physical enough to hold his own on the outside, get off jams, and beat elite cornerbacks deep down the field. But he can also work the middle of the field, get loose underneath and use his speed and toughness for big-time YAC.
Barbe also utilizes Quinn in the running game with some reverses and sweeps to take advantage of his speed. He seems like a natural candidate to return kicks and punts, too.
You'll be hard pressed to find a part of Quinn's game to complain about. And it's that totality of skills that make him such a potent weapon as a receiver. He can do it all.
Quinn exploded onto the recruiting scene when he tore up LSU's 2012 camp. Not yet a junior at the time, he ran a sub 4.4 in the 40 and was one of the only receivers to actually beat eventual LSU signee Tre'Davious White on a route in 1-on-1 drills. LSU offered him immediately following camp and has been recruiting him hard ever since.
Many pegged Quinn for an early commitment to LSU, but he decided to take his time and go through the process a bit. Initially intrigued by Texas A&M, that interest transferred over to Texas Tech when Kliff Kingsbury left A&M to become the head coach of the Red Raiders. Clemson, Notre Dame and Auburn all showed a lot of interest, and ultimately Clemson became the biggest competition for LSU. Chad Morris's wide-open offense certainly appealed to Quinn. But in the end, it wasn't enough to overcome the familiarity and comfort level Quinn has with LSU and the staff.
He represents the first true receiver in this class for LSU. D.J. Chark is on board as an athlete that may end up at defensive back, and Tony Upchurch is a super versatile guy that could grow into a H-back type if he keeps putting on weight. Regardless of where those two end up, LSU will continue to pursue Malachi Dupre and Speedy Noil and if they all land at LSU as expected, then Les Miles will have put together one of the best receiver classes I've ever seen.
By any school.
As expected, Quinn is highly thought of by the recruiting services. Here is where each ranks him:
247: #14 WR, #128 overall, 4 stars
Rivals: #14 WR, #104 overall, 4 stars
ESPN: #3 WR, #35 overall, 4 stars
Scout: #33 WR, #215 overall, 4 stars