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Vercher looking for offers

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Jihad Vercher had a big junior season and has performed well on the 7on7 circuit this off-season but his recruitment still has not gained much traction.
The Los Angeles Salesian quarterback is slightly undersized but he has proven he can make all the throws, play in big environments and is only looking for that one opportunity to play Division I football.
"Lately, the only school that's been showing interest is San Jose State," Vercher said. "They're pretty heavy on me. They want to offer right now so I'm waiting to see if it picks up."
Vercher, who has an offer from Northern Arizona, has maintained his relationship with San Jose State assistant coach Brian Lindgren, who used to coach at NAU.
The three-star recruit hopes that familiarity with Lindgren will help when an offer is being considered.
"Their offensive coordinator, coach Lindgren, is the one who offered me my sophomore year at NAU and I know he throws the ball a lot," Vercher said. "That's what I'm looking for and he'll give me a chance to start as a freshman.
"I'm going to try to put on a show my senior year and see what I get."
In his junior season, Vercher threw for 3,281 yards with 38 touchdowns and eight interceptions and he also rushed for 302 yards and 11 scores. He helped lead Salesian to 10 wins.
Rivals.com rates the three-star quarterback as the No. 98 prospect in the California state rankings.
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