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Arizona QB one to watch

Pro-style quarterback Justin Sieczkowski of Chandler (Ariz.) Seton Catholic is a sleeper quarterback from the West that's definitely becoming more of a hot target with the college coaches.
The 6-foot-4, 202-pounder threw for 3,014 yards and 27 touchdowns as a junior. He's also got a 3.5 grade-point average and a 1750 on the SAT already. All of those combinations have made him an attractive target for coaches.
"I feel like I'm a good pocket passer but my best feature is probably throwing on the run," Sieczkowski said. "I can scramble and make plays. I'm someone who like to compete and win."
Sieczkowski originally started out at Phoenix St. Mary's and his transfer after his freshman season caused him to miss all of 2007. He eventually got his chance and really fit in with Seton Catholic's offensive system.
"We run the spread with four wide receiver sets," he said. "We throw the ball about 35 times a game. I'm looking for a school that likes to pass, but they don't have to run the spread."
Speaking of schools, Sieczkowski said Arizona State, Boise State, Colorado State, Fresno State, New Mexico State, Oregon State and San Diego State have been showing him solid attention. He's still searching for his first scholarship offer, but the interest is definitely there.
"It's going well," Sieczkowski said. "I've talked to a few coaches and have looked at a few schools. I don't have any offers at this point."
"Colorado State, New Mexico State, Fresno State, San Diego State and Arizona State are the main ones I've talked to. I've talked to one of Colorado State's coaches, and he invited me up for their quarterback camp. I'm going to San Diego State on an unofficial visit, so I'll be talking to their coaches very shortly. I'm just trying to gauge what the coaches think about me and hopefully get closer to trying to land an offer."
Colorado State, a school he will visit unofficially in late May, has definitely caught his eye, but so has Arizona State.
"I like their new coaches a lot and their new facilities that they're building, and it's close to home," Sieczkowski said. "I like them all, actually. ASU's close to home and Colorado State has shown interest in me for awhile.
"Coach Daren Wilkinson from Colorado State, I talk to him the most. Coach Rich Olson and coach Gregg Smith from ASU are probably the ones I've talked to the most at that school. I really like coach Wilkinson, he's a good guy and I like their program."
This summer Sieczkowski plans to camp at USC, Arizona State, Colorado State and San Diego State. He recently was at the Los Angeles NIKE Camp, and he thought he had a strong showing.
"It went really well, it was nice to see how I compared to southern California talent," he said. "I had a lot of people ask who I was. They didn't know me, and I told them I was from Arizona. I liked it a lot. I thought I did everything well. I threw really well, I was hitting my spots and my long ball was going long. It was a good day."
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