Jeff Lindquist had pretty much narrowed his choices to Washington and Stanford and over dinner Thursday night he and his family decided that playing for the Huskies would be the best situation and so he decided to make his commitment.
Lindquist is a 6-foot-3, 225-pound dual-threat quarterback from Mercer Island, Wash., who also had an offer from Washington State but didn't want to play out his recruitment to see if other schools would get involved.
This way, Lindquist said, he can focus on his senior season, help recruit for Washington and not have to be concerned with recruiting any longer. Getting it done early had always been in the works.
"I had dinner with my parents Thursday night and we thought overall UW was the best place for me," Lindquist said. "In terms of football, I like coach (Sarkisian) and coach (Doug) Nussmeier a lot.
"I think the program is headed in the right direction and I like the energy of the practices. It's a well-run offense that should fit me, too."
In his junior season, Lindquist threw for 1,995 yards with 15 touchdowns and rushed for 1,000 yards and 18 scores in 10 games. He had 24 combined touchdowns during his sophomore year.
All throughout his recruitment, Lindquist said he wanted to get his commitment done early so things didn't drag out and so it wouldn't be concern during his senior season. Now that things are finished, he said it's a lot less stress worrying about where he's headed to college.
"I wanted to get it off my shoulders and chill out a little bit," Lindquist said. "It allows me to recruit some other players there and it allows me to focus on Mercer Island next year. It's like a huge breath of fresh air to get it done now."