Garbers Talks UW Visit, Decision Timeline

2017 Corona Del Mar (Newport, Ca.) QB Chase Garbers is one of the top uncommitted signal-callers on the West Coast and for the past 24 hours, he was visiting Washington, one of his finalists, and he updated about how that trip went as well as his timeline for making a decision...

"I went really well," Garbers said of his visit shortly after returning home. "On Sunday, when we flew in, I got a chance to meet up with coach (Jonathan) Smith and we sat down and watched some film of their offense and how they would use my strengths in the offense and how I fit into how they like to do things.

"Then coach (Bush) Hamdan showed up and we had lunch with John Ross III and Chico McClatcher and I just got a chance to sit down with them and get to know them a little bit better.

"Then we just played some ping pong and Madden and hung it. It was really a good chance for me to see what it's like for the players there."

Head coach Chris Petersen was in Hawaii at a camp, so he didn't fly in until early on Monday morning.

"In the morning (on Monday), at 8:30, we met with an academic person and then I got a chance to talk with coach Petersen and he talked about his 'Built For Life' program and then we also talked about the process and where I'm at. 

"My mom loved coach Petersen and I felt like it is a place I could easily call home."

So, with his visit to Montlake down, where does that leave him?

"I'm still going to take my visit to California on the 25th and 26th (of June) and then I will come home and think about what I want to do," Garbers said. "I'm planning to announce my school either the last week of June or possibly the first week of July.

"Besides Washington and Cal, Vanderbilt is still up there for me and, they haven't offered yet, but Mississippi is still after me pretty hard and I have been hearing from UCLA and USC and I think both of those could be close to offering here pretty soon."

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. Top Stories