Oct 13, 2012; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Cobi Hamilton (11) attempts to break a tackle by Kentucky Wildcats defensive back Daron Blaylock (7) as wide receiver Mekale McKay (82) blocks defensive back Cody Quinn (16) at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Kentucky Wildcats Football 2014: Meet the Wildcats- Cody Quinn


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Cody Quinn #16

Cornerback

Junior

5-10/175

Quinn is a CB from Middletown, Ohio and was recruited by Joker Phillips’ staff. In high school he was ranked as the #63 prospect in Ohio by ESPN and the #68 cornerback nationally. Quinn ran a 4.3 40 in high school which led to his success in football and track and field earning him numerous awards and honors at the state-level. Quinn played as a true freshman due to an injured backfield. He had a successful freshman season leading the team in pass breakups (5) and had 25 tackles over 11 games (6 starts). He had a career-high seven stops at Arkansas. Nursing an injury his sophomore season, he wasn’t quite as productive, playing just nine games with 6 starts again. He did tie his career-high stops against Alabama and he had 1 TFL.

Nov 3, 2012; Lexington , KY, USA; Vanderbilt Commodores wide receiver Chris Boyd (80) catches a touchdown pass against Kentucky Wildcats cornerback Cody Quinn (16) at Commonwealth Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

With returning guys like Fred Tiller, Jaleel Hytchye, Nate Willis and J.D. Harmon and new guys like AJ Stamps and other 2014 recruits coming in, Quinn is going to have to prove he deserves field time in camp. Previously, the secondary had been very thin at just about every position, but this year they seem to be pretty stacked with the incoming guys and a solid group of vets. Quinn has the speed and skill to earn his time on the field- though his size can be a disadvantage. His experience that he has helps his case and I see him getting minutes throughout the season, but the starting spots are going to have to be won on the practice field and I don’t see that being an easy battle.

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