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On June 8, James Quinnelly committed to Memphis.
Quinnelly’s commitment serves as a big get for the Tigers. He’s rated as a 3-star athlete by the 247Sports Composite rankings and one of the top 50 prospects from Alabama.
We caught up with the Daphne, Ala. native to talk more about the decision to take his talents to Memphis.
— James Quinnelly (@JQuinnelly) June 8, 2021
1. What is your No. 1 goal between now and the time you step foot on Memphis’ campus?
My No. 1 goal is to be the best high school player I can be and lead my team to success.
2. What was the No. 1 reason you committed to Memphis?
The coaching staff is amazing; everyone treated me like family and the facilities are first class. I felt like, on my visit, that it was home and would set me up for the most success in the future.
3. What is something you didn’t know about Memphis until the coaches told you about it?
I did not know how good the food was there. They have some of the best barbecue in the country.
4. If you had to compare yourself to an NFL player, who would it be and why?
I’d compare myself to Joey Bosa. We have similar size and skill-sets when it comes to rushing the passer.
5. Will you be taking an official visit to Memphis during football season?
I will be attending some games up there this season, for sure, but as of right now, I don’t have any visits set up.
6. Being from Alabama, what do you expect to shock you the most when you attend Memphis for your collegiate career?
I’m not used to living in the city like that, so it will take some adjusting for me.
7. What will you miss most when you attend Memphis?
I will miss my family and friends the most.