Wide receiver Trey Quinn has plenty to say about his transfer from LSU.
Quinn, who caught 22 passes for 276 yards in two seasons with the Tigers, transferred to SMU in May after his short stay in Baton Rouge. He had five catches for 83 yards last year. A former four-star prospect from Lake Charles, Louisiana, Quinn opened up about his feelings after moving to SMU in a post on DatBoot.com.
“I’m probably the most optimistic person about this whole deal,” Quinn told the website. “My dad was kind of like, ‘I don’t know how you put up with all this stuff.’ But I know, at the end of the day, God has a plan for me, and I’ve kinda bought into his plan and whatever he says goes goes, you know?”
Quinn said he felt the pull to attend LSU initially because “you go there because you’re born and raised in Louisiana. … You’re coming out of high school, and you see Odell (Beckham Jr.) and Jarvis (Landry) have so much success in their home state and how they were treated, and it’s kind of hard not to want to do that.”
That perspective is understandable, and Quinn likely hasn’t been alone in feeling that way. However, he decided LSU wasn’t the place for him when he announced his intention to leave the program in February. He must sit out the 2016 season, but he has two more years of eligibility left.
Quinn sounds content with the choice he has made.
“But there’s always light at the end of the tunnel,” he told DatBoot.com. “It’s just whether you wanna stay on the train or hop off. I’m staying on the train and continuing the path.
“I think if I had a message for any recruit coming out of high school, it’s to find that one school that you feel comfortable with that they’re gonna be there with you through thick and thin, regardless of the outcome on Saturday. I think that’s what I found the second time around.”
You can’t fault a player for trying to find a better fit for himself. Still, it’s always revealing to hear the reasons behind a change.
Source: Saturday Down South