Quinn Leads Stellar Defensive Effort

Quinn Leads Stellar Defensive Effort

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. --- After allowing Orangeburg-Wilkinson to score on their opening drive, a Robert Quinn-aided defense shutout the Bruins for the remainder of Friday's game ultimately leading to a 28-6 Fort Dorchester victory.


"I don't know what happened," said Quinn. "Every game it seems like [our opponents] always score on the first drive and then we shut them down. But I don't know. I guess we need to work on that. Once we get that down, we'll be one of the best defenses in the state."

Quinn is listed as a linebacker in Fort Dorchester's 3-4 defensive scheme. However, since he lines up just as close to the line as the defensive linemen (although he's never really down in a three-point stance) and rushes on just about every play, the 6-foot-4, 240-pounder could easily be confused as a defensive end.

"I'm like Shawne Merriman – his position," said Quinn. "I rush off the edge [and] sometimes I drop into coverage."

The effectiveness of Fort Dorchester's defense limited Orangeburg-Wilkinson to just two second half first downs, while also skewing Quinn's statistics. He ended the night with just two tackles including one for a loss.

"I think I did alright," said Quinn. "I always expect the best of the best from myself [and] I feel like I could have done better. But hey, we won and that's all that counts."

Quinn, who also sees time on the punt return, field goal block, field goal, and kickoff teams, collected two special teams tackles on kickoffs.

Recruiting Update

Quinn still isn't putting too much emphasis on his recruitment.

"I'm getting ready to cut down these schools and then I'll setup the official visits probably after the football season and go from there," said Quinn.

Although he's close to solidifying his final five schools in his mind, Quinn isn't quite sure when he'll publicly announce his list.

"It's in my head what schools I'm about to boot out and who I'm about to keep in," said Quinn. "I just want to make sure it's the right choice... [I'll announce] just whenever I feel right."

Things are apparently looking good for North Carolina in that regard.

"I'm not going to lie, [UNC] looks like they're going to stay in," said Quinn. "I really do feel comfortable up there and that's what I'm looking for [in a school]. Plus they have a good education up there."

Thus far this fall, Quinn has attended two games at South Carolina (Louisiana-Lafayette and SC State) and also a game at Presbyterian (versus Pikeville College) with a teammate.

Quinn says, however, don't look too much into where he's been.

"Those two games were last-minute things," said Quinn. "Last year, I went to South Carolina, I went to Clemson, I've went everywhere. So it's just when the time is right and I get everything planned out, I'll hit the road for the next game."

While he doesn't have any set plans, Quinn said he is strongly considering unofficially visiting UNC when the Tar Heels host Miami (October 6th) and/or South Carolina (October 13th).

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