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Lindquist plans early decision

Schools that want to get involved with Jeff Lindquist better hurry up because the 2012 dual-threat quarterback from Mercer Island, Wash., said he plans to make his decision probably in the next few months.
"It would give me the ability to focus on my senior year of high school and then help me recruit other kids in my class," Lindquist said. "If I'm committed to a school then I can recruit some kids to come play with me."
Washington and Washington State have already offered Lindquist, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound prospect who said he's also hearing lots from Stanford, Oregon, Colorado, Nebraska, Boise State and others.
In his junior season, Lindquist threw for 1,995 yards with 15 touchdowns and rushed for about 1,000 yards and 18 scores.
Rumors have swirled that Washington is out in front for Lindquist's services and while the Huskies are one of the favorites the Mercer Island star said nothing is a done deal yet in his recruitment.
"I really like UW," Lindquist said. "I'm not going to say I have a frontrunner. I have a couple favorites and UW is one of them. In terms of being my No. 1, I like UW a lot but I wouldn't call it an automatic.
"I like the coaches and the system they run. I grew up a Husky football fan. I like that it's close to home and they have a very good business school so that appeals to me, too."
Stanford and Oregon are two other standouts and Lindquist said he's still considering all the schools recruiting him. There is a good chance Lindquist will take some unofficial visits over the next couple months before making his college choice.
"I like Stanford a lot," Lindquist said. "My brother is there playing baseball now. It's a great football program, I like the coaches there, too, and it's a great school. I haven't gone down to Oregon to check out all the facilities but that program appeals to me as well."