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Coach | 2025 Notre Dame WR Target Quincy Porter "Stands Out Amongst Great Players"

January 30, 2024
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Bergen Catholic produces top Power-5 prospects every year.

Each August, several prospects arrive at the perennial powerhouse in New Jersey for the start of preseason camp with high hopes. But few in recent years have arrived with the kind of expectations as Quincy Porter‍.

In a program that purposely places an emphasis on production over potential, the whispers about what Porter could be - even before he had a chance to produce anything - were loud.

Through three seasons with the Crusaders, the 2025 wide receiver has turned into what so many around the program envisioned and then some, which is saying a lot since one source compared a then-freshman Porter to a superhero. 

“That's 100 percent right, that's exactly what he is,” Bergen Catholic head coach Vito Campanile laughs these days about the soon-to-be-senior who has become one of the most sought-after receivers in the entire country.

“He stands out amongst great players. I think he played against eight Division-I corners this season, and he scored 20 touchdowns. I don't think there's been another player that's been a NewJersey.com Player of the Year as a junior in a decade. He's a pretty special player.”

Porter, who turned 53 receptions into over 1,100 yards as a junior, has attracted the kind of college attention that was predicted even before he took his first class at Bergen Catholic.

His offer sheet includes schools like Notre Dame, Ohio State, Michigan, Florida, Florida State, Oklahoma, Texas, Texas A&M, Alabama, Georgia and Oregon among many others.

The Irish have been seriously pursuing Porter since he was a sophomore and it doesn’t hurt that his quarterback his freshman year at Bergen Catholic, Steve Angeli, is currently in South Bend.

Porter made a visit to South Bend for a spring practice last year.

“Notre Dame's definitely in play,” Campanile says. “I know the way his mom and dad felt about the visit as far as going over there. I think with Stevie being there is obviously a huge plus and gaining a lot of insight about what everything is about.”

Porter visited Florida and Florida State this past weekend and is likely to make a swing down to Oklahoma and Texas sometime before narrowing his focus on a handful of schools. 

There’s a very good chance Porter will make return visits to Notre Dame, Ohio State and Michigan before making a final decision. 

“I'd be shocked if he didn't,” says Campanile. “I'm pretty certain he will.”

When it comes to choosing one school in the end, Porter, like most prospects, will be weighing several factors, including education, culture and where he can be developed best as a player and a person.

“I think the people who can develop him best is going to be a big part of what his decision is…He's about all the right things”

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