Lindquist talks recruiting

He's already considered one of the top junior quarterbacks in the country by QB guru Steve Clarkson, but Mercer Island's (Wa.) Jeff Lindquist isn't someone to let all that praise go to his head. He's been hard at work learning the nuances of the quarterback position this summer and spoke with recently about where things stand...

"Right now, Washington State is my only offer," Lindquist told "I've been to a lot of camps this summer and I spoke with coach (Steve) Sarkisian and coach (Doug) Nussmeier about things when I was up (at Washington) for their 7-on-7 tournament and they gave me a lot of great tips.

"One thing I didn't realize was that my feet were too wide apart when I was delivering a throw, so they helped me work on correcting that and I think that will really help me down the road."

In addition to the two home-state schools, Oregon, Oregon State, Nebraska, UCLA and Boise State have all shown early interest along with Stanford where his brother will play baseball next spring.

"I went to Stanford for Junior Day a few months ago and the coaches were telling me all the classes I needed to make sure I took, like all the AP classes, so that's something I'm looking at," Lindquist said. "I'm going to Stanford around July 27th for a little throwing thing, but I'm going down there for one day and then I'm on vacation until fall camp starts."

Over the July 4th holiday weekend, Lindquist, along with six other top quarterbacks, took part in the Steve Clarkson Super Seven camp held in Maui.

"I think, right now, Jeff is the top 2012 quarterback I've seen," Clarkson told on their radio show shortly after the completion of the camp.

"We had classroom sessions and they told me ‘Jeff when you get up, you need to do it with confidence' and that I needed to make everyone know I'm in control," Lindquist said about his time in Maui. "That's really important and getting coached on how to do that was probably the most important thing I learned there.

"Being in Maui was awesome. I liked meeting the other quarterbacks and competing with them and it was good for seeing where you were against he best and getting coached up by Joe Montana was pretty sweet."

Lindquist said, at this point, he doesn't plan to graduate early from high school, hoping to play basketball and run track as a senior, but he also noted he hasn't ruled out the possibility either.

He also noted that he hopes to make several of Washington's games this fall, but a lot depends on his schedule.

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