Camp Report: Chad Chalich

Coeur d'Alene HS QB Chad Chalich (Coeur d'Alene, ID) has had quite a busy summer with camp stops in Boise, Reno, and Salt Lake City. Chalich was arguably the top QB prospect at the Boise State camp just a month ago, but is still looking for that first offer. He spoke to BroncoCountry.com about his interest in Boise State and his recruitment thus far.

Coeur d'Alene HS QB Chad Chalich (Coeur d'Alene, ID) has had quite a busy summer with camp stops in Boise, Reno, and Salt Lake City. Chalich was arguably the top QB prospect at the Boise State camp just a month ago, but is still looking for that first offer.

"I thought I threw the ball real well at Boise," he said. "I won the QB Challenge on the second day of the camp. Basically, Coach Pease picked eighteen of us and we had a competition to see who was most accurate. It was a fun competition."

"I think Boise has a real good offense," he stated. "I like the way they go to the spread, but will mix it up as well. I'll be interested to see how Coach Pease does in his first year as Offensive Coordinator."

"I'm still looking for my first offer," said Chalich. "I'd say Idaho State is probably recruiting me the hardest right now and I'm going to a camp at Montana State soon. I spoke to the Reno coaches a couple weeks ago and they said an offer might come, but it'll be a while. I guess we'll see what happens."

Chalich garnered First Team All-State honors as a junior and also led the Vikings to a State Championship in 2010. The Vikings will do battle with some top out-of-state competition this upcoming season as well as they travel to Qwest Field in Seattle to take on Moses Lake and will host Whitney (CA) in the Kibbie Dome in Moscow.

"We're preparing for our first game against Rocky (Mountain), but we're going to do our best to beat those guys," he said. "Playing Whitney will be a great experience for us and it'll give us a chance to prove ourselves. I think we've got what it takes to beat them."

"We work hard and our coaching staff always has us prepared," said Chalich. "We do a lot of film study and get to work on the next opponent as soon as we finish a game. I'd say the key to our success is just the way we outwork the other teams."

The 2011 season will also bring about a change in terms of the philosophy on offense at Coeur d'Alene. The Vikings will make the transition from the spread offense to the pistol this upcoming season.

"We're putting in the pistol this year," he said. "I learned a lot about the offense when I went down to Reno and worked with their coaches. Coach Ault knows what he's doing and that experience will benefit me this season."

What does Chalich (6'2, 185) bring to the gridiron?

"I'd say I can run and pass," he said. "I'd say my accuracy is my biggest strength," he added.

As a junior, he had 32 TD passes and added 6 more on the ground.




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