Kentucky's best player is staying home to play for a Louisville program coming off its biggest bowl victory.

Louisville Trinity High School wide receiver James Quick has committed to play for the Cardinals next season. He announced his decision during Saturday's U.S. Army All-American bowl in San Antonio, where he caught a 34-yard touchdown pass and was chosen the game's most valuable player in the East team's 15-8 victory over the West.

Quick was voted last month as Kentucky's Mr. Football by members of the Associated Press after catching 85 passes for 1,416 yards and 16 TDs to help the Shamrocks (13-1) win their third consecutive Class 6A state championship. He finished his football career with 280 receptions for 4,209 yards and 52 touchdowns.

He'll join a Louisville program savoring Wednesday's 33-23 Sugar Bowl victory over No. 4 Florida. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Quick provides another option for quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who threw for two touchdowns as the No. 22 Cardinals (11-2), two-touchdown underdogs, earned their second BCS win.

Quick's father, Rhonyia, played football and ran track and field for the Cardinals.