Dashnaw On The Move

Harbor City (Calif.) Narbonne quarterback Chad Dashnaw is excited about his new surroundings and the potential surrounding it...

Chad Dashnaw has made the perfect move, going from the small town of Acton (Calif.), where he played at Vasquez High, to Narbonne HS in Harbor City, the defending co-champions in the City Section.

The 6-4, 215-pound Dashnaw will also have much more talent and more weapons at his disposal as he spearheads the Gauchos' offense.

It's at Narbonne where Dashnaw hopes his play translates into some offers.

"My dad got a job down in San Pedro on a developing TV series, so we all decided as a family to move down there and be with him for his job," said Dashnaw. "And Narbonne is right there in the area, and they have a good program and I like the school. I definitely think it was a win-win situation. I get to go and play at a bigger school and people can see me easier now. It's good because I get to show everyone what I could do."

While Dashnaw made the move late in summer, missing out on most of the summer passing league tournaments, he was able to squeeze in a few practices with the Gauchos.

"There is a lot of talent and we have some really good receivers," said Dashnaw. "They'll go up and make plays for you and make you look good sometimes. And we have a good schedule this season so we'll have some good games to walk into."

While playing at Vasquez, even though it was a smaller school, Dashnaw did have some colleges looking for him.

"Schools did find their way to me, but more so because of my quarterback coach, Steve Clarkson," said Dashnaw.

But the light will shine much brighter at Narbonne.

"I think I will get some good opportunities with the move," said Dashnaw. "It is a bigger school, one of the top schools in Southern California, and if I play good here, someone will have to pick me up. And I know something will happen."

Dashnaw camped at a host of schools this spring and summer, camping at USC, UCLA, Louisiana Tech, North Texas, Stanford, the Nike Camp, Elite 11 Camp and the Super 7 Camp in Hawaii.

He's hearing from North Texas, SMU, Baylor, UC Davis and San Diego as well as San Diego State, Stanford, Washington State, San Jose State, Oregon, Oregon State and Idaho.

"I do think that if I do have a good season this year, I will have a good opportunity out of that," said Dashnaw. "I'm interested in SEC schools and Pac-10 schools, really any D-I schools, even East Coast. Location isn't a problem. I'll be able to early graduate in January, so it would be good if schools offered me sooner than later, so I could know where I'm going."

Academically, he has a 4.1 GPA and scored a 1600 on the SAT.

Narbonne opens the season with South East of South Gate then faces Long Beach Poly and Orange Lutheran the next two weeks.


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