Wazzu and a bunch of other schools have reached out to him after Cal fired Sonny Dykes, and offensive coordinator Jake Spavital left for the same job at West Virginia, Chase Garbers said.
WSU outside receivers coach Dave Nichol is running the point for the Cougs.
“In regards to Washington State, they reached out right after Coach Dykes got fired and obviously I have good relations with the whole Washington State staff,” Garbers told CF.C this weekend. “Coach Nichol is one of the best recruiters I’ve ever seen. He’s recruited me my entire time and we still talk, just about life and stuff … I’m listening, I don’t think that hurts anyone that I’m just hearing them out.”
That said, it hasn’t been enough for Garbers to schedule an official visit to WSU. He remains, he said more than once, committed to Cal. Garbers said he had a great phone conversation Saturday with new Cal coach Justin Wilcox, who told Garbers the offense he wants to run at Cal is similar to what Garbers ran in high school at Corona Del Mar.
“Washington State, definitely serious, but I’m a Cal Bear. I’ll probably sign with Cal. I’m just waiting to see who they hire as the offensive coordinator,” said Garbers.
Garbers is scheduled to take his official visit to Cal on the final weekend before Signing Day.
“As of now I don’t have a reason to go and visit other schools, I’m just kinda hearing what other schools have to say … after the talk with Wilcox I don’t think there’s a reason right now to go make a rash decision and go visit (somewhere else) right now,” said Garbers.
Until the door is completely shut, however, the guess here is WSU will continue to stay in touch. Things can change rapidly in the final days before Signing Day.
The other big reveal here: it's clear that Mike Leach is continuing to look at taking two quarterbacks this class and right up until the end.
WSU won't sign two just to take two but if Leach can find the right guy, even at this late stage, Cougar fans may well see a pair of 2017 QBs headed to WSU on Feb. 1.
Garbers said in addition to Nichol he had talked to Leach and new inside receivers coach Derek Sage since the coaching change at Cal. He took an unofficial to WSU back in this spring.
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