Seattle Times photo by Mark Harrison
I hoped to get in touch with Mercer Island quarterback Jeff Lindquist to talk about his impressive performance last week at the Elite 11 quarterback camp on the campus of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., however, his coach Brett Ogata told me Monday that Lindquist is currently on vacation.
I’ll catch up with him as soon as I can, but until then I wanted to post a note about what he accomplished.
The competition started out with 24 of the top high-school arms in the country with the goal to whittle the list down to the top 11. At the end of the camp, three MVPs were named: Tanner Mangum, from Eagle, Idaho, Jameis Winston, from Hueytown, Ala. and Neal Burcham from Greenbriar, Ark.
Right behind that trio was Lindquist, who was the rated the fourth-best quarterback at the event. There were also several awards given out by the college quarterbacks who were counselors at the event and Lindquist won the award for having the best attitude.
Back in 2009, former Skyline and current BYU quarterback Jake Heaps was named an MVP at the event, so Lindquist, a UW recruit, is in elite company.
For more information on the event, click here.