Stanton Loves Competition

Santa Margarita (CA) QB Johnny Stanton is one of the top dual-threat QBs in the west

Santa Margarita (CA) QB Johnny Stanton is one of the top dual-threat QBs in the west and already has a handful of offers to his credit as the summer recruiting period begins.

Navy, Air Force, Cal, Washington, and San Diego Sate are the first five schools to throw a scholarship his way, but Stanton is still looking to pick up more, and is hearing from a host of schools.

"I've also been hearing from Utah, Wisconsin, Oregon State, Vanderbilt, Colorado, and Oregon."

Stanton is yet to name a favorite, but has an interest in staying in a certain area of the country that is advantageous for Pac 12 schools looking to land the senior-to-be.

"No favorites yet. I'm trying to keep an open mind, but I would like to stay out west if I could."

Utah is starting to show more interest and his dual threat abilities may fit in well with the Utes' current offensive system.

"I've been able to follow them a lot more now that they're in the Pac 12. I've been talking to a couple of the coaches and Coach Whittingham really has them on the right track."

The 6-2, 220 pounder also has big plans off the field with an interest in medicine that he hopes to explore further in college.

"I'm looking for a school that can offer a great education. I'd like to go in as a pre-med major if I can. Also a school with tradition that wins."

With more offers possibly coming in over the summer, Stanton doesn't have a timeframe for making his decision, but wants to make multiple visits before he does.

"I don't have a real timeline for making a decision. I might decide right before my senior year, but I also might make my decision during the football season. I'll just have to wait and see how things go. There are a ton of schools that I'll be visiting over the summer and camps I'll be attending. I'd definitely like to get to Utah."

This weekend he'll be in Oakland, CA for the Elite 11 competion, suiting up against some of the top QBs in the west to see where he fits in the quarterback hierarchy.

"I want to see how I compete against some of the best QBs in the country like Max Browne and Cooper Bateman. See where I stand and how I stack up."

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