Posted: Jan 5, 2013 5:00 PM
Kentucky's best player is staying home to play for a Louisville program coming off its biggest bowl victory.
Louisville Trinity High School wide receiver James Quick has committed to play for the Cardinals next season. He announced his decision during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American bowl in San Antonio, where he was chosen the game's most valuable player.
Quick was voted last month as Kentucky's Mr. Football by members of the Associated Press after catching 85 passes for 1,416 yards and 16 TDs to help the Shamrocks (13-1) win their third consecutive Class 6A state championship.
He'll join a Louisville program basking in Wednesday's 33-23 Sugar Bowl victory over No. 4 Florida. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Quick provides another option for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who threw for two touchdowns as the Cardinals (11-2), two-touchdown underdogs, earned their second BCS win.
Quick's father, Rhonyia, played football and ran track and field for the Cardinals.
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