Jihad Vercher just finished up a big sophomore season and now he's looking to start picking up some early recruiting interest.
The Los Angeles Salesian pro-style quarterback is still so young but said it's a little tough seeing others get recruited while he still has to wait. Vercher is realistic though and said he knows that his time is right around the corner.
"It's a little frustrating but my time will come, I'm not really worried about it," Vercher said last weekend at the Badger Sports Elite 7-on-7 in Las Vegas.
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"This is my chance to go against really good competition. Every team out here, these are good teams out here so if you do good out here you can beat anybody. This has been a great learning experience."
Cal, Oregon State, SMU, Army and Navy is an early list for Vercher, a 5-foot-11, 179-pound recruit who threw for 1,937 yards with 26 touchdowns and five interceptions in his sophomore campaign.
Vercher said LSU is his favorite because he loves how the Tigers run their offense but he's open to hearing from all schools at this point in his recruitment. Staying close or going away for college are both options.
"It's still kind of early," Vercher said.
"I know my coaches have heard from a few schools. Education is going to come first. If I stay in California, I stay in California but if I get out that would be good, too."