Lindquist gets look at Washington up close

It's been a while since we at have had a chance to talk to Mercer Island (Wa.) QB Jeff Lindquist. The talented signal-caller has had a solid season so far for the Islanders and he was also in the stands for Washington's 52-14 win over Colorado on Saturday and we picked his brain on those subjects when we spoke to him Sunday afternoon...

"Oh yeah, things have been going really great," Lindquist told "My team is playing well, I feel like there are always things I can improve on, but I want to get to the post-season for my senior year and I feel like we have a great chance if we can just close it out strong."

Last Friday, Lindquist threw for 303 yards and four touchdowns and rushed for 67 more yards in a 32-10 win over Liberty.

As far as recruiting is concerned, Lindquist isn't taking any more calls and is set on his decision to become a Husky and it's been that way since the spring and this weekend he was in the stands to watch Washington's offense put up big numbers on a woeful Colorado team.

"It was really good to just be there and watch them work and play so well," Lindquist said. "Their offense is playing really well right now and Keith Price is having a great season so far.

"I'm going to try and make it to the rest of the games at Husky Stadium, especially the Oregon game, and just watch how they keep playing. It should be fun."

Lindquist also spent some time talking to the other recruits on campus, especially Liberty (Hillsboro, Or.) LB Brett Bafaro who was on an official visit and Puyallup OL Josh Garnett who was there with his father, Scott.

"I just talked to Brett and Josh a little bit, not too much," Lindquist said. "Brett is a great guy and I'd love to have him come play with us up here and Josh, I mean, what else can you say about him, I'd love to have him there with me too.

"I don't put a lot of pressure on (other recruits) though. I just tell them it would be great if they joined us, but if they feel better about going somewhere else, then that's fine. We'll be fine."

This coming Friday, Lindquist and the rest of the Islanders will play host to Sammmish before finishing their regular season off against Lake Washington.

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