Lindquist Projected To Be One Of 2012's Best

Mercer Island HS QB Jeff Lindquist (Mercer Island, WA) is only a rising junior, but is projected by many to be one of the top QB prospects in the 2012 class. Washington State has already put an offer on the table and many other schools are taking a look at him as well. What are his thoughts on jumping into the recruiting process and his upcoming junior season, and is Boise State in the mix?

Mercer Island HS QB Jeff Lindquist (Mercer Island, WA) is only a rising junior, but is projected by many to be one of the top QB prospects in the 2012 class. Washington State has already put an offer on the table and many other schools are taking a look at him as well. What are his thoughts on jumping into the recruiting process? "I haven't really thought much about it," he said. "I'm just going to get out there and see what kind of schools there are. I just want to get a feel for a bunch of different schools," he added.

The talented QB received the offer from Washington State just a few months ago when he attended the Jason Gesser Football Camp. He met Head Coach Paul Wulff while at the camp and an offer came shortly after that. "I went over to Jason Gesser's camp and met Coach Wulff," he said. "He pretty much said they are going to offer me and called a few days later. They officially offered when I spoke to them again. It was quite an honor."

Jeff grew up a Husky fan with both of his parents being UW grads. Head Coach Steve Sarkisian is in the process of rebuilding the program and Jake Locker's improvement under the new staff has caught his attention. "I met Jake (Locker) a couple time. He was helping out at the camp," he stated. "I like him a lot. Obviously, he's a great player and has gotten even better. He seems like a real high class guy too."

Boise State and Head Coach Chris Petersen like to sign one QB per class. Jeff met a member of the Bronco staff while at the Jason Gesser Camp. "I met one of Boise State's coaches at the camp," he said. "I shook hands with him and he told me they were interested." Other schools that are showing interest include Oregon, Oregon State, Stanford, UCLA, and Nebraska.

Last season, Mercer Island finished with a 4-6 record. Jeff's goal is to establish the program as a playoff team each and every year. He feels they have the tools to make a run in the state playoffs in 2010. "I think we can accomplish a lot," he said. "Obviously, we know we have to work hard to get to where we want to be. We have the tools to do it."

Lindquist (6'3, 225) sees himself as a leader and a dual-threat QB. "I think I'm a good leader on and off the field. I think I work well with my teammates," he said. "I like to see myself as a dual-threat. It really all depends on the offense we're running," he added.

In 2009, Lindquist threw for 1,474 yards and 13 TDs. He also rushed for 519 yards and 11 TDs.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Jeff Lindquist.

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