LOS ANGELES -- Mason Quandt has been bombarded with mail from California in recent weeks – and playing for the Golden Bears has officially piqued the interest of the 2018 quarterback from Chatsworth (Calif.) Sierra Canyon.
“Most definitely. I’m totally interested in Cal and would love the opportunity to go there,” Quandt told Scout at the Opening Los Angeles regional on March 12 at El Camino College.
The three-star signal caller tells Scout that Cal has mostly sent him “filler letters,” which arrive to his house twice a week. Additionally, he adds that he likes the fact the Golden Bears have produced a strong quarterback pipeline, with has produced three first-round NFL Draft picks.
Quandt, who currently holds two Ivy League offers from Columbia and Cornell, is starting to hear more from college programs out West. He lists Eastern Washington, UNLV, Colorado State, Fresno State, San Jose State and San Diego State as the West regional schools that are keeping an eye out for him.
While Quandt likes the fact that he’s one of several west coast quarterbacks who has a pair of scholarship offers on his table, his primary focus has been adjusting to the expectations at Sierra Canyon, which will enter the 2017 fall season as a defending CIF State champion.
“It feels really good, but I’m just focusing on working and trying to get a state championship for my team this year, plus help my teammates out,” Quandt said, who starred at Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure last season and earned All-Marmonte League honors. “It (the transfer) is going really smooth. My teammates have been really welcoming, which has been great. I’ve been learning the playbook with coach (Jon) Ellinghouse too, which has been awesome. I’m loving the playbook so far.”
Quandt is expected to play in a complex but explosive offense that comes with an array of formations to fool opposing defenses.
“It’s a good mix of everything,” Quandt said. “I get to show myself under center, or from the pistol, shotgun, spread…I get to do everything and showcase all my skill sets.”
Quandt won over one volunteer coach at the Opening on Sunday in Sebastian Salceda, who told Scout that he’s “a class act all the way.”