North Idaho TE Talks Recruiting

Coeur d'Alene HS TE Chase Blakley (Coeur d'Alene, ID) will likely be one of the top prospects in the State of Idaho for the 2014 class & just recently picked up his first offer as Washington extended an offer following his solid performance at their camp. Blakley is also receiving interest from Boise State, Washington State, & a number of other schools.

Coeur d'Alene HS TE Chase Blakley (Coeur d'Alene, ID) will likely be one of the top prospects in the State of Idaho for the 2014 class and just recently picked up his first offer as Washington extended an offer following his solid performance at their camp. Blakley is also receiving interest from Boise State, Washington State, and a number of other schools.

"It was great to get that first offer," he said. "I knew they liked me, but I wasn't sure it would come that early," he added.

"Coach Sarkisian came up to me during lunch and asked me if I'd like to be a Dawg someday," he stated. "He started talking to me about UW and then said that they were offering me a full scholarship. I was just really excited and thanked him for the offer."

"I also just got an offer from Eastern Washington," said Blakely. "Boise State, Washington State, and Idaho have also been showing interest."

Blakley was also in Boise for the Bronco football camp just last month.

"I was there for a day," he said. "That was a lot of fun too. I got placed on a renegade team and we scrimmaged, did some individual drills, and they had a few of us run some routes for them. Overall, I thought I did pretty well."

"I was walking out to the field and I heard Coach Petersen say, 'hey CDA guy, see you on the field.' He was pretty intense out there on the field. I know he's a great coach, but he's also a really nice guy."

Blakley went on to say that Boise State is definitely a "school of interest" at this point.

"I like the campus. That was my first time going down there," he said. "They would definitely be a school of interest down the line. Like I said, I think Coach Petersen is a really nice guy and I also like the TEs Coach."

Coeur d'Alene has brought home back-to-back state championships and they'll be looking for the "three-peat" in 2012. Blakley says they return a lot of talent and expectations remain high, but they'll have to be geared up for perhaps the toughest schedule in school history.

"We've got Skyline and Mercer Island on the schedule this year," said Blakley. "I'm excited to play both schools. Both will bring good competition and I know both will be great games."

"We should definitely be in the hunt again this year," he said. "We've got 3/5 starting O-linemen back, some talented receivers, good RB situation, and our new QB has been working hard. I think we'll have a great year."

And it's only his first year on varsity, but he expects to step right into a leadership role.

"I'm going to try to lead by example," he said. "At the same time, I'll be the guy trying to pump the team up and I'll be sure to let them know if they aren't doing something right," he added.

BroncoCountry.com will continue to have updates on Chase Blakley.




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