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QB Chase Garbers rates WSU visit an "A", has solid one-on-one with Mike Leach

DESPITE ALREADY HOLDING a 4-star verbal commitment for the '17 class in Connor Neville, Mike Leach will not stop recruiting signal callers. And for three-star QB Chase Garbers, this is good news. The California native took an unofficial visit to WSU last week and told it was an “A” experience. While on that visit, Leach let him know where things stand moving forward.

And that’s that WSU will continue to recruit Garbers.

“Coach Leach let me know that they’re taking two quarterbacks,” Garbers said. “They are still recruiting me really hard and honestly, with another quarterback committed it doesn’t matter to me.

“Anywhere you go to play ball in college, there’s going to be competition. You’re going to have to play your best and always be ready to compete.”

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Garbers tripped to Washington State for a one-day visit last Tuesday. While on campus, he check out the facilities, caught a practice and had the opportunity to meet with players and members of the staff.

“It was definitely a different experience,” Garbers said. “It was good to see all of the coaches and watch WSU practice. I liked what they were doing with the Air Raid. They’ve got some good QBs who are putting up record-breaking numbers.”

This was the first time to Pullman for the 6-3, 210-pounder.

“It was definitely an “A” visit,” he said. “I liked it up there a lot. Nothing in particular really stood out, I liked it all. The facilities were top notch. WSU has a great support staff, great weight room and a great nutrition plan.”

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While he was checking out the new football operations building, Garbers said Leach gave him a bird's-eye view in bringing him up to speed on what’s going on with the program as they get ready to improve off last season’s 9-4 mark.

“Coach Leach took us to a rooftop to get a total view of the school and facilities,” Garbers said. “He definitely does stuff differently there. He told me that WSU is offensive friendly and it’s a great fit for a QB. The goal is for the team to keep working and compete for a Rose Bowl.”

It’s been a busy spring for Garbers, who has visited WSU, Washington, Boise State, Colorado and Colorado State. On April 23, he’ll visit Cal and then the plan is to also take trips to Duke, Wake Forest, Boston College, Tennessee and Vanderbilt. 

“I’m hoping to make my decision by the summer time,” Garbers said. “I have some more visits I want to take. I’m planning on committing in either late June or early July.”

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