Jeff Lindquist of Mercer Island was one of the hottest quarterback commodities in this next year’s recruiting class. He was listed as the 13th best QB by Scout.com and is listed in ESPNU’s top 150.
He had narrowed his choices down to Stanford, where his brother plays baseball, and Washington, his hometown team. He decided the day after watching Jake Locker selected number 8th overall in the NFL draft that he wants to be a Husky. Learn under Coach Steve Sarkisian, and help take his hometown Huskies to more bowl games.
He is compared to Jake Locker, not only because of his Washington roots but because of his dual threat ability. According to the Seattle Times, Lindquist in his junior year threw for almost 1,500 yards and 13 touchdowns with another 519 yards and 11 touchdowns coming from his feet.
I am not sure seeing Jake Locker get drafted so high encouraged his decision to pick UW but it couldn’t have hurt, for the last year or so he has been hearing how he plays like Jake Locker, and to see him be able to have that amount of success in the NFL draft had to have boosted his opinion of becoming a Husky.
This is the first blue-chip recruit in the 2012 recruiting class for Coach Sark with hopefully many more to follow suit. Lindquist told Softy on 950 KJR that he wanted to commit early so he could help his university recruit, his original deadline he gave himself was May 1st. He decided a few days shy of that and now has a full school year to help UW continue to land other big-time recruits.