Trip Report - Jeff Lindquist

Washington has two quarterbacks committed to them and one, Mercer Island's Jeff Lindquist, took his official visit last weekend. He said there were many things to enjoy about his weekend at Montlake, but he echoed what another visitor said and that was it was great to be a Husky for 48 hours...

"I had a really good time," Lindquist told Dawgman.com. "It was just like what Zach (Banner) said, you really were a Husky for the weekend.

"We got to have dinner with the team, hang out with he players, see different things, take the campus tour. It really felt like you were already a student there."

Lindquist's host on his trip was Keith Price, a player he had met several times, but someone who he hadn't spent a lot of time with up to that point.

"He's just a really nice guy and he's a great leader for the team," Lindquist said. "It was great just talking to him about a lot of different things, especially about what it's like to be a college quarterback and all of the stuff that goes into that."

Lindquist said he also got a lot of time with some of the local recruits who have yet to commit and he did his best sales job without being too much of a salesman.

"All of those guys, Zach and Keivarae (Russell) and Cory (English), I've known those guys for a while and I just talked about why I chose U-Dub and why I hoped they would join me," Lindquist said. "In the end though, it's their decision and they have to do what's right for them, but I know they all had a great time and seeing Cory make his commitment was really special just because I've gotten to know him pretty well and at the Apple Cup he sorta told me where he was at, so for him to join me and the rest of the guys, it's great.

"Hopefully we can finish out the class strong and then get ready to come in and make our mark on things."

On January 3rd, Lindquist will take part in the First Annual Semper Fidelis Bowl to be held in Phoenix, Arizona and today he starts practicing with his high school basketball team in the hopes of joining them soon as well.

"I had to rest up my (right) ankle after our season," Lindquist said. "I just had your every day sprain, but I was being extra cautious with it because I want to be fully healthy before I get back out there.

"I'll take part in the Semper Fi Bowl and then finish up with my basketball team and then after that it will be all about getting ready for my Husky football career."

We will touch base with Lindquist after he returns to area following the bowl game and get his thoughts on that experience as well.

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