St. Bonaventure QB on Fresno State's Radar

Fresno State is now on the growing list of Football Bowl Subdivision schools that have become interested in Ventura (Calif.) St. Bonaventure quarterback Mason Quandt, as the Bulldogs extended a camp invite to the incoming starting quarterback for the Seraphs.

The 6-foot-3, 194-pound Quandt – who has unofficial visits to Washington, Stanford and San Diego State looming plus an Elite 11 Regional appearance in Seattle all lined up this summer – told Barkboard that the Bulldogs reached out to him on June 4 and gave him an invitation to their upcoming June 16 satellite camp at Thousand Oaks High School.

“Coach Joe Bernardi reached out to me and they are the first Mountain West school to reach me,” Quandt said.

Will Quandt give Fresno State a chance to take a look at him this June?

“Yes, it [my summer plans] does include the camp on the 16th at Thousand Oaks High. I will be there,” Quandt said.

The Class of 2018 prospect played in limited duty last season for the Seraphs, who went 7-4 overall. Quandt is replacing Darius Vines this upcoming season, who emerged as a Football Championship Subdivision recruit.

Also, in a feature story from Golden State Preps on May 2, Quandt said he’s spent time with former Seraph star Ricky Town, picking the Arkansas quarterback’s brain on how to lead his team and emerge as the next top quarterback recruit at Bonnie.

Quandt is familiar and intrigued by Fresno State’s football history, which includes the Bulldogs’ last star quarterback and a former Bonnie alum who took a preferred walk-on spot with the ‘Dogs in March 2015.

“I really think of Derek Carr and Marcus Chambers because Carr went to the NFL from there and Chambers is a Bonnie alumni,” Quandt said. “It's a great program that produces lots of great players.”

Quandt, who played at West Hills (Calif.) Chaminade during his freshman year, recently led Bonnie to a 5-2 mark at the Los Angeles-Hawkins 7on7 tournament on May 7. Along with Fresno State, Washington, Stanford and San Diego State, Harvard of the Ivy League has become interested in him.


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