A quarterback prospect we've liked since the Spring when we first watched his junior film is Lakeside (Calif.) El Capitan signal caller Ryan Lindley. Lindley had a huge opening game last weekend and has also set up his first official visit.
Lindley, 6-3, 200 pounds has a lot of tools that translate well to the next level. He has Div I size and arm strength, an effortless release, nice touch and throws a very good deep ball.
As a junior, Lindley threw for 2,220 yards and 14 touchdowns and is well on his way to blowing right past those numbers this season. Last Friday, Lindley completed 24-36 passes for 366 yards and five touchdowns, four of which came in the first half.
On the recruiting front, Idaho offered Lindley a few months ago and was one of four schools that have called this month.
"Idaho, UNLV, Fresno State and Yale have all called," Lindley said. "Idaho is still my only offer but Fresno State said I'm at the top of their list and I just set an official visit with them for (Dec. 8).
"I camped with them this summer and they said they just want to see some senior film before possibly offering. When I talked with Idaho, we discussed setting up a trip but I didn't get to set a date with them just yet. I really like Idaho a lot right now. They offered me early and I took an unofficial visit there this summer and really liked it a lot.
"Plus Dennis Erickson is a great coach and it was cool just sitting back and talking football with him. Idaho and Fresno State are definitely my top two right now but my plan is to try and take all five of my official visits if I can. I don't know a lot about some of the colleges and I think the only way to really get a feel for them is by visiting them and seeing the campus.
"I'll probably take most of the trips after the season so I can just focus on our team. Our CIF title game is December 5 and hopefully we'll be in it so all my trips will have to be after that. Right now, I'm looking for a school with an offense that suits me as well as the depth chart.
"I like Idaho because they run the one back spread offense which is the same offense we run at El Capitan. Fresno State does a lot of three wide receiver sets too so both would be good fits for me."