2017 Corona Del Mar (Newport, Ca.) QB Chase Garbers hauled in an offer from UW after meeting with offensive coordinator Jonathan Smith

2017 Corona Del Mar (Newport, Ca.) QB Chase Garbers had been waiting on an offer from Washington and on Monday that patience was rewarded when Husky head coach Chris Petersen called to make him...

"Coach (Jonathan) Smith was down here today and we had a good meeting and then about 20 minutes ago, coach (Chris) Petersen called me and said he wanted to offer me," Garbers told Dawgman.com. "He said he really liked the way I threw the ball and that I was a great fit for their offense because we run a lot of the same things here.

"He also said he loved my toughness. They watched every game I played in last year and the one they saw a lot of that with was our game against Buena Park which has a lot of big-time guys there. They beat me up pretty good. I think I got hit like 60 times in that game and coach Petersen said he loved it that I never quit and just kept coming at them."

The offer from the Huskies is the 14th for Garbers, but he said this one is pretty special.

"It's definitely a big offer for me," Garbers said. "My dad's whole side of the family, except for one person, they all went to U-Dub and I have family all over the area up there.

"The program is also great and I love the coaches and what they are building up there.

"I don't really have a favorite right now, I'm taking things pretty slow right now, but this one is a big one and they have moved right up to the top of my list with a few other schools."

This weekend, Garbers will fly out to Massachusetts to visit Boston College and then he'll focus on his team and spring football.

"I am not in a hurry to make a decision, but I'm not going to wait too long," Garbers noted. "I have kinda said late June or early July is probably when I will be ready, but no later than the end of July. That's when I will for sure have my decision done."

As a junior last year, Garbers led his team to a 9-3 record while completing nearly 69% of his passes for 2,715 yards, 33 touchdowns and three interceptions and rushing for 457 yards and seven scores.


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