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QB with WSU offer tells CF.C visit date set

THE IDEA OF playing in the Air Raid offense is especially intriguing for quarterback prospect Chase Garbers, The Cougars “throw the heck” out of the ball and after landing an offer from Washington State last week, the 6-3, 210-pounder has wasted no time in setting up an unofficial visit to the Palouse

Garbers, a three-star quarterback out of Corona Del Mar High in Orange County, picked up his WSU offer last Thursday, speaking with head man Mike Leach and first-year outside receivers coach and area recruiter Dave Nichol

And on April 5, he’ll be in Pullman for and on the WSU campus for the first time, he told Cougfan.com on Friday.

“I was excited to get that offer,” Garbers said. “I spoke with Coach Leach and Coach Nichol and they told me they throw the heck out of the ball and that it’s a great program to be a part of. Leach was telling me a lot about the facilities and how he thinks they’re the best in the country.”

Garbers has seen his recruitment heat up as of late. He holds offers from WSU, Boise State, Boston College and Colorado State. More offers could be coming in soon too, he added, with Washington, Colorado, Cal, Nebraska, Tennessee, Duke, Oregon State and others showing increasing interest.

The Newport Beach, Calif., product told CF.C he has no favorites and said he’s a while out from making any kind of a decision. But he did say that he likes what he sees in WSU. 

“They’re in the Pac-12 and they throw the heck out of the ball with Luke Falk,” he said. “They put up outstanding numbers offensively. It’s a great program for a quarterback.

“Their offense intrigues me a lot. I’m looking forward to getting up their on April 5 for my visit. I scheduled that trip just a couple of days ago with Coach Nichol.”

As CF.C subscribers read on Thursday, Nichol has taken over the recruiting duties in Orange County.  Nichol wasted no time in connecting with Garbers. The two have built a close bond early on.

“Coach Nichol is a young guy, which is great,” Garbers said. “He’s a great coach. You’re able to connect with him. When I speak with him, he sounds like I’m speaking to a friend.”

Garbers put up huge numbers in 2015, throwing for 2,755 yards and 33 touchdowns on 228 of 327 passing (69 percent). He threw only three interceptions his junior season.  On the ground, he added 457 yards and seven more scores on 105 carries.

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NOTABLE NOTE

• In addition to WSU, Garbers will also be taking unofficial visits to Cal, Boise State, Washington and Colorado this spring. He said he’s also hoping to visit Stanford and will try and make it out to Boston College this summer. 


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