SEC offer for Cali QB

A quarterback who has flown slightly under the radar thus far in the early stages of winter recruiting is Harvard Westlake (Calif.) signal caller Chad Kanoff. On Wednesday, the athlete picked up his first scholarship offer and a couple more could be around the corner.

Chad Kanoff is an intriguing prospect with good size and plus athleticism. He had a big junior season throwing for 2,646 yards and 28 touchdowns with just five picks for a team that was devoid of any real, elite playmakers.

Noted quarterback coach Steve Clarkson has been working with Kanoff since he was in the 7th grade and raves about his pupil.

"He has all the tools to not only play on Saturday but on Sunday's as well," Clarkson said. "He can make every throw, is very athletic for a tall quarterback and is a great fit for today's modern day offenses.

"He kind of reminds you of a modern day Drew Bledsoe and what I love about him is not only does he have a 4.0 GPA in the classroom, he has a very high football IQ as well and that's so important. He played in a very tough league and just willed his team to win at times, he's a great competitor."

Vanderbilt was first to offer Kanoff and Clarkson said a few more schools are showing heavy interest.

"Cal and Duke could be close to offering as well," Clarkson said. "Oregon is showing interest and he's a great fit in that offense. They run the exact same thing at Harvard-Westlake. His coach has ties with Chip Kelly and they do the same thing with the cards and everything.

"Colorado is showing a lot of interest as well and when his film gets out, I think a lot more will be after him. Right now, his No. 1 priority is putting weight on. He wants to get bigger and stronger so he's working hard in the weight room and is always trying to get better."

Greg Biggins has been covering recruiting for over 15 years, covering the West since the mid-1990's and currently serves as a national analyst for
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