SEC’s top impact newcomers of 2014: No. 30 LSU WR Trey Quinn


SDS will rank the SEC’s potential instant impact freshmen–using the month of March–by ranking them No. 31 down to No. 1. This gives our readers an idea of which 2014 signees we believe will step up in the fall and possibly contribute in a big way. Junior college prospects are always players to keep an eye on, obviously, as they’ve already played college ball … and high school prospects at certain positions sometimes flourish early.

Here’s a look at who we think has the ability to step into a good situation and be in for key snaps, and be sure and check out all the impact newcomers at the bottom.

No. 30 – Trey Quinn, LSU

HOMETOWN: Lake Charles (La.)
SIZE: 6-1/200
RANK: Four-star prospect; No. 78 overall prospect in nation

THE SKINNY: This year, Quinn broke the high school national record for career receiving yardage–a record Dorial Green-Beckham broke two years ago after it stood for nearly 20 years. Quinn has sub 4.4-second speed in the 40-yard dash and makes things happen. He and Malachi Dupre will be in serious contention for early playing time. Not only does LSU want to see these guys prosper early, they may actually need them to prosper early.

WHERE HE’LL MAKE AN IMPACT: With Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry gone, there are a lot of passes left to catch in this offense. Granted, there will be a new quarterback too, so it might take a while to get in the groove of the passing game–but Quinn is a hard worker and will make his mark.

QUINN TELLS SATURDAY DOWN SOUTH: “I think where it all starts is coach (Les) Miles and the staff do a great job of recruiting, along with all the talent in the state of Louisiana year in and year out gives them an easier job. When great coaching combines with great football players it causes a tough team to beat when it comes game day.”

COACH SAYS: “Tremendously capable athlete, a guy that can make plays after he catches the ball. His run after catch will be significant.” — LSU head coach Les Miles

Editor’s note: Saturday Down South’s references to ratings follow the composite rankings for high school prospects.

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