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Lindquist deadline gets closer

LAS VEGAS - Jeff Lindquist is about ready to make his college decision.
The Mercer Island, Wash., dual-threat quarterback said his frontrunners are Washington and Stanford and that he should be ready to make a decision soon. For a while, the Huskies and Cardinal have been the favorites but now he's almost prepared to get it wrapped up.
"My deadline if you will is about May 1," Lindquist said. "I have four offers right now but I have two favorites with Washington and Stanford but I'm looking at others, too.
"In the terms of the process of recruiting, I'm going to Stanford next weekend to check that out and once I get all my facts laid out I'm going to evaluate it over the next couple weeks and then make my decision."
Lindquist, one of the top quarterbacks here at the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 event, has been to both campuses multiple times so he's familiar with the coaching staffs, the offenses and the academics.
There is no major concern with the coaching change at Stanford because Lindquist said the Cardinal staff is still similar with first-year coach David Shaw taking over for Jim Harbaugh, now with the San Francisco 49ers.
"All those coaches were there before so I met them but now they're in some new positions," Lindquist said.
At Washington, coach Steve Sarkisian and offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Doug Nussmeier have a solid relationship with Lindquist, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound prospect who's included in the Rivals 250 to watch list.
"I really like Washington," Lindquist said. "I really like coach Nuss and coach Sark. They have a really good business program that appeals to me and the new stadium is going to be pretty sweet, too.
"I want to get it done and then I can recruit for the school I commit to. It can help me focus on my high school season and win there and help them get back in the swing of things."
In his junior season, Lindquist finished with 1,995 passing yards and 15 touchdowns and rushed for about 1,000 yards with 18 scores.