Player Spotlight: Chasen Stangel

Interview with one of California's best in the class of 2007. recently had the privilege of talking with one of the top players from the class of 2007, in San Jacinto quarterback Chasen Stangel.  Stangel had a tremendous junior season earning all conference honors.  Here is an early look into this young man.  Expect to hear from Chasen during the 2007 recruiting season. What is your official height, weight, bench, squat, clean and 40 time?

Chasen: I am 6'2 and weigh 185 lbs.  I bench 245, squat 365, clean 185 and run 4.75 forty. What were your stats from last season?

Chasen: This past year I went 159 of 256 for 2407 yards. 19 tds.  5 ints.   I was also 1st team all-conference and 1st team all-CIF. Do you have any early offers yet?  Which schools are you hearing from as of right now?  Who would you say is your top 5 as of right now?

Chasen: As of right now Ole Miss, TCU, Montana, and Idaho State have seen junior film and have told my father, who is also my coach, that they like me a lot and want to recruit me.  My top 5 schools at this time are Ole Miss, TCU, Duke, Montana, and

Wisconsin. What has been your greatest football memory?

Chasen: My greatest football memory would have to be this past year when I threw a TD pass with no time left on the clock to win our CIF Quarter Final play-off game.

My offensive line gave me great protection on the play.  It was a great win for our

team, school, and community. What will you be doing to prepare for next season?

Chasen: I will hit the weight room hard.  I want to get stronger, more flexible, faster, and improve my feet.  I will also hopefully attend an Elite 11 workout and attend a Nike Combine.  I attended Bob Johnson's camp last year and the Elite 11 workout in Vegas and had a great time.  I also learned a lot. Do you play any other sports?

Chasen: I played basketball as a sophomore, but am running track this year to get faster. I also ran track as freshman. What are your goals heading into the off season?

Chasen: I want to become a more complete QB.  I want to spend more time learning fronts and coverage's.   I want to improve my arm strength and feet.  I also want to improve my timing with my receivers Joe Abushawish, Kenny Shaw, and Gordy Cooper. What is your strength as a football player?

Chasen: I am a complete team player.  I want our team to win more than anything else. Individual awards are secondary.  I also believe that I am as mentally tough as anybody.  My dad stresses that all the time in everything that we do. What is your weakness as a football player?

Chasen: My father tells me that I am too hard on myself sometimes. I feel that if we do not win it is all my fault. Name some teammates that people really need to watch out for next season?

Chasen: WR Kenny Shaw, WR/DB Gordy Cooper, TE/H-Back Joe Abushawish, and OT Ryan Dannewitz.  All these guys are great players, but most of all great

teammates as well as great people. They are all unselfish and work very hard. Which teammate do you respect the most and why?

Chasen: Kenny Shaw is the teammate that I respect the most.  He has overcome so much in his personal life and he is one of the best hurdlers in the state of California and a great receiver.  He also maintains a 3.9 GPA. What is the best piece of advice you have ever gotten?  Who did you get it from?

Chasen: The best advice I have been given is to treat every rep in practice like a game.  I have also been told to always keep success and failure in its proper perspective. Who has been the most influential person in your life? Why?

Chasen: My father has been the most influential person in my life.  He is my best friend and an outstanding football coach. Who is your favorite professional athlete?

Chasen: My favorite professional athlete is Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers.  My favorite QB's are Rhett Bomar,  Kyle Wright, and Steve Young. What can you bring to a college program?

Chasen: I would bring mental toughness, a great work ethic, and a competitive spirit to a college program. What is your favorite thing about the game of football?

Chasen: I enjoy everything about football, but I especially enjoy the competition and the relationships that are formed between teammates and coaches. would like to thank Chasen and the entire Stangel family for their help with this interview.  We wish Chasen and all of his teammates at San Jacinto the best in the future. 

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