Chase Garbers Visited Five Schools This Spring, Including Boise State

After traveling over 2,600 miles and cramming five school visits into four days, Corona Del Mar (Newport Beach, Calif.) quarterback Chase Garbers is ready to head home and do some thinking.

The class of 2017 signal-caller checked out WashingtonWashington StateBoise StateColorado, and Colorado State during spring break - a travel schedule only touring musicians are familiar with.

It was a wild, fast-paced few days, but Chase Garbers now wants to slow things down and take his time before making a commitment.

"It was pretty hectic," he said. "I was looking at every different school for a while, and I wanted to visit them while I had time during spring break. I wanted to see them all."

Garbers couldn't believe how unique each university was, every one offering a completely different experience and feeling. After seeing UW in big city Seattle, the Garbers family drove to Pullman, then Boise.

"The landscape in eastern Washington is amazing," he said. "The mountains as you drive to Boise were impressive. I loved them. I saw a some animals that you never see in California."

In regards to his visit to Boise State, the 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect was amazed from the start.

"It's a college town," he said. "The atmosphere, when we first walked onto campus, the wow factor was there. The coaches care a lot about their players.

"The moment I got there I got the full welcome from the coaching staff. I got to sit in on a quarterbacks meeting and see some of the campus."

While in Boise, Garbers also met with university president Bob Kustra, director of athletics Curt Apsey, a business professor and an academic counselor. He wants to pursue a degree in business, and the Broncos rolled out the Blue carpet for him.

"It was amazing," Garbers said. "It was a real family atmosphere."

The family flew from Boise to Denver and spent part of Thursday at the University of Colorado before making the short drive to Fort Collins to check out Colorado State.

"The facilities at every school are top-notch," Garbers said. "Colorado's campus is beautiful and Colorado State exceeded expectations.

"I definitely have a lot to think about."

Garbers considers himself a cerebral quarterback. His approach to the game is thoughtful. He completed 70 percent of his passes as a junior at Corona Del Mar and prides himself on his toughness.

"I'm a pro-style quarterback.," he said. "I'm not fast enough to to qualify as a dual-threat, but I can move around and make plays with my feet. I can take a hit every now and then. I'm more of a mental guy, which helps me be accurate."

Like most quarterbacks, Garbers will commit sooner rather than later. But, much like his pensive mode of playing the game of football, he plans on thinking things through.

"Sometime in the summer I am definitely going to decide," he said. "A bunch of schools are coming by to see me starting next week. I want to let spring roll out and see how everything goes before I commit." has been covering Boise State sports since 2002. You can keep up to date on the latest Boise State news by following publisher Kevin Hiatt @Kevin_Hiatt, and lead reporter Chase Glorfield @ChaseGlorfield on twitter, by liking and following our Facebook page at BoiseStateBroncosOnScout, and by keeping your browser on the BroncoCountry website and message board. If you're a recruit who wants to create, or update a profile, or if you just have Boise State recruiting information to share, email Kevin and Chase at

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